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White House urges private sector to enhance their ransomware defenses

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Jun
2021
White House urges private sector to enhance their ransomware defenses

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In light of the ransomware attacks hitting high-profile targets such as the Colonial Pipeline and JBS, the White House has issued an open letter to private sector companies, urging them to do their part to stymie the threat.

The Federal Government is working with partners around the world to disrupt and deter ransomware actors, by making an effort to disrupt ransomware networks, working with international partners to hold countries that harbor ransomware actors accountable, developing policies towards ransom payments and enabling rapid tracing and interdiction of virtual currency proceeds, noted Anne Neuberger, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology.

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