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After seeing a boom in technological advancement following the start of quarantine last March, cyber threats faced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continue to grow. According to one article by the Federal News Network, CISA plans to utilize approximately $650 million on protections against these cyber threats.

Eric Goldstein, the executive assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, stated in this article that the additional money will be utilized to deploy detection sensors within federal agencies, to expand the capacity for incident response and threat hunting, to improve the ability to conduct analysis on cybersecurity research, and to change the defensive network architecture.

This additional funding will also be used to address major cyber events that have emerged in recent months, including the information stolen in the SolarWinds attack and the weaknesses found in Microsoft Exchange email servers. Updates to the EINSTEIN system and improvements to incident response may assist CISA in responding to these major cyber incidents.

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