A task force composed of representatives from federal agencies and the private sector convened last week to discuss a “whole of government” response to the Microsoft Exchange hack, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement today.
The Unified Coordination Group established by the National Security Council included officials from the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the NSA, as well as unnamed private sector companies “based on their specific insights to this incident.”
That includes Microsoft, who the White House said developed its one-click mitigation tool for the vulnerabilities to help small businesses who may otherwise struggle to afford costly incident response services. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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