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EU, US launch initiative against ransomware

The United States and European governments will coordinate in fighting against ransomware attacks, which have surged in number in recent years, the U.S.'s top security official said Tuesday.

EU to launch rapid response cybersecurity team

The European Commission will present its plan on Wednesday to set up the "Joint Cyber Unit," which would allow national capitals hit by cyberattacks to ask for help from other countries and the EU.

Senate confirms Chris Inglis as Biden's top cyber adviser

Inglis’ new White House office was one of several policy reforms recommended by the congressional chartered Cyberspace Solarium Commission and incorporated into the fiscal 2021 defense policy bill.

Without specifics, Putin says U.S.-Russia reached an agreement to consult on cybersecurity

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said his country and the United States had agreed to enter into "consultations" on cybersecurity following his summit with President Joe Biden.

Ransomware attacks 'are here to stay,' Commerce secretary says

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo argued that the good news in all this was that businesses can make relatively simple changes to protect themselves against such attacks.

Money-go-round: The booming cottage industry behind ransomware

As policymakers try to respond to incidents, they're finding out that the problem is larger than cybercriminals extorting corporations and governments to regain access to their own data.

$2 trillion can build a lot of infrastructure. But can the U.S. secure it?

President Joe Biden wants to pour trillions of dollars into upgrading US' roads, ports and schools, but his infrastructure plan has a missing piece: protecting the technology in those new projects.

Dutch privacy watchdog fines Booking.com $558K

The website received the penalty for missing a 72-hour deadline to report the breach to the regulator, which it did on February 4, 2019 — almost a month after it suffered the breach.

‘Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security

The warnings about privacy and compliance failures at Amazon come from three former high-level information security employees — one EU-based and two from the U.S., as reported by Politico.

Biden taps intelligence veteran for new White House cybersecurity role

President-elect Joe Biden plans to pluck a career intelligence official from the National Security Agency to serve in a newly created cybersecurity role on his National Security Council.

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