Cyber security experts told U.S. lawmakers on June 10 that the federal government needs to spend more money on cyber security research and development and on education programs to fight a rising tide of attacks, PC World reports. The U.S. government has a 2009 R&D budget of about $143 billion, and only about $300 million will go to cyber security research, said Liesyl Franz, vice president of information security and global public policy at TechAmerica, a trade group. Funding for cyber security R&D and for training security professionals to fight the growing problems with data theft "requires immediate and sustained...

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