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WATCH: FBI cyber division chief details support for businesses in the ransomware battle

As Colonial Pipeline struggles to return to operations amid a crippling ransomware attack, how will law enforcement leverage tech, partnership with industry, and policy to manage the threat? During a recent SC Media eSummit on ransomware, Herb Stapleton, cyber division section chief at the FBI, offered details on lessons that emerged during 2020, and how they will shape efforts in 2021 to respond to attacks.

Colonial Pipeline attack: What government can do to deter critical infrastructure cybercriminals

What does the U.S. do about criminals protected by their own governments? That question becomes more complicated with attacks against critical infrastructure, which is privately owned and operated, but also intrinsically tied to national security. Those distinctions make these companies high-value targets, which many argue are in government’s best interest to protect.

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