White House warns companies on Ransomware

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After the Colonial Pipeline Hack last month, Biden led government seems to have taken the protection of US IT Infrastructure seriously as the White House issued an open letter to companies yesterday warning them against ransomware attacks and the after repercussions

 

A memo issued on Thursday morning from Anne Neuberger of the National Security Council has asked all corporate executives and business leaders to step up their defense against the ongoing attacks prevailing in the cyber landscape.

 

“Whether public or private and regardless of their size and location, every firm needs to take cybercrime seriously. Andy any impact on ransomware on companies will be directly linked to their attitude towards cyber threats”, said Neuberger in an open letter to companies in the United States.

 

Ms. Neuberger who was appointed as a National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Tech under the Biden regime is urging corporations to act swiftly before it is too late.

 

She has also warned the firms that they will be held responsible for any kind of data breach related to customers and may also be prosecuted seriously if found guilty.

 

Anne is planning to draft some Cybersecurity guidelines to be followed by organizations in the future that are going to be in the line of GDPR.

 

Note- At the conference to be held in Geneva, Biden and his team are showing interest in discussing the attacks on the critical infrastructure with the Putin-led Russian Government. And reacting to the news, a spokesperson from the Foreign Ministry of Russia stated that Putin’s administration will be happy to help its allies with cyber warfare and other issues if they were proposed through proper channels.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security