President Obama has proposed a $14 billion budget to spend on cybersecurity in fiscal year 2016. Obama stated in his proposal that “No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets or invade the privacy of American families.” This budget would go to services like continuous monitoring in the Department of Homeland Security, with the aim of identifying system vulnerabilities near real time. The cyber attacks that took place in the year 2014 shows how important cybersecurity is to our nation. If the government is taking measures to secure their privacy, we should also take measures to maintain our own privacy — as it is equally important.

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