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U.S. Finds its 'Center of Gravity' in the Fight Against Ransomware

By The Record

December 15, 2022

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Momentum is building around a recently created Biden administration task force meant to unite the federal government in a common purpose: stem the tide of ransomware attacks that has flooded the country.

The Joint Ransomware Task Force, established as part of the landmark incident reporting legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this year, held its second meeting on Wednesday and unveiled a series of working groups focused on specific areas of the digital epidemic — the most concrete action taken to date by the work-in-progress group.

"Broadly, success needs to look like reduced impacts from ransomware intrusions affecting American organizations. That's why we are here," Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), told The Record last Friday during an interview

"That is the end state that we are trying to achieve: where we are not having K-12 schools and hospitals impacted by ransomware in a way that is really potentially causing harm to too many Americans' lives," he added.

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