Ever since Joe Biden became president elect, experts in cybersecurity and other fields have rushed to offer their guidance and influence his agenda come January.
The latest example comes from a new report from Democratic think tank Third Way, which argues that the United States “faces an unrelenting cybercrime wave that affects nearly every sector of the American economy and threatens U.S. security.” The challenge, the report claims, is fueled in part by an inability to meaningfully enforce cybercrime laws within the United States and across international borders.
Whether it’s state-sponsored espionage, ransomware, intellectual property theft or targeting seniors, security incidents are exploding across the globe, with few bad actors being caught or brought to justice. Many cybercriminal groups operate in countries like Russia or China, which often decline to cooperate with the U.S. on enforcement or extradition matters. Other criminal groups or individuals also sometimes moonlight as government sponsored hackers, blurring the line between state and non-state activity.
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