What's the Future of Cyber Spending?

Tim Stevens, a blogger and researcher in the War Studies Department at King's College in London, pondered on Monday at risk the United Kingdom's cybersecurity budget may be in the future given the nation's tight budget and poor economic outlook. Writing for Forbes.com, Stevens says despite the promises to spend more on cybersecurity - "the Tories labeled the U.K. the <a href=http://ubiwar.com/2009/09/25/uk-cyber-strategy-overhaul-needed-say-tories/sick man of cybersecurity</a>," he wrote - the expected £2 billion earmarked for security may fall to financial realities.

Tim Stevens, a blogger and researcher in the War Studies Department at King's College in London, pondered on Monday at risk the United Kingdom's cybersecurity budget may be in the future given the nation's tight budget and poor economic outlook. Writing for Forbes.com, Stevens says despite the promises to spend more on cybersecurity - "the Tories labeled the U.K. the ," he wrote - the called-for £2 billion or so for network security may fall to financial realities.

Could the same be in store for the U.S. government as it finalizes its fiscal 2012 budget?