DHS cybersecurity budget grows to fight computer crime

With computer crimes on the increase, the Homeland Security Department is preparing to beef up its cybersecurity capabilities by increasing the budget of the National Cyber Security Division, home to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). At a Jan. 24 round table on cybercrime hosted by Symantec Corp., Andy Purdy, acting director of NCSD, said the budget for his organization is expected to grow by $25 million in fiscal 2007—a significant increase, given that the division’s budget for this year is about $79 million…

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