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Anne Neurberger Provides Attorneys General Overview of White House’s Ransomware Strategy

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology at the White House National Security Council and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, met with the National Association of Attorneys General on Thursday and outlined the four lines of effort of the Biden administration’s ransomware strategy.

The White House said Friday the lines of effort are disruption of ransomware infrastructure and actors through collaboration with the private sector; international cooperation to hold countries that harbor ransomware actors accountable; expansion of cryptocurrency analysis to find and pursue criminal transactions; and review of the U.S. government’s ransomware payment policies and approaches. 

During the meeting with NAAG, Neuberger cited measures the current administration has initiated to update cyber defenses, including a new executive order to improve U.S. cybersecurity, efforts to enhance the cyber defense of critical infrastructure through partnerships with private and public sectors and a pilot program launched by the Cybersecurity Industrial Control Systems Initiative to build up the electric sector’s cyber resilience.

She also highlighted the need for corporate executives to implement best practices outlined in a White House memo in order to protect against ransomware attacks.

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