Threat Management

Further expansion advanced by Counter Ransomware Initiative

Colombia, Costa Rica, and Jordan have since become part of the Counter Ransomware Initiative, which White House Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger has noted during the Ransomware Task Force event to offer collaborative opportunities in countering ransomware attacks, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Since the initial Counter Ransomware Initiative summit, various countries have already begun co-leading activity pillars aimed at better addressing the threat of ransomware attacks, with Australia touted by Australian Embassy Ministry Counsellor of Home Affairs Patrick Hallinan to have spearheaded the International Counter Ransomware Task Force that disrupted the Hive ransomware operation with the assistance of Interpol in January. Several collaboration pillars are also being worked upon by other countries, with India and Lithuania partnering on ransomware resilience plan development, the United Arab Emirates and Israel collaborating on information sharing, and the U.K. and Singapore teaming up on addressing illicit cryptocurrency use for ransomware, said Neuberger.

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