The private sector is playing an integral role in Ukrainian cyber defense in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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The recent meeting of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative brought together representatives from over 30 countries and the private sector. It’s a good step in responding to different aspects of the ransomware threat, but the initiative seems to struggle to prevent future attacks.
Statistical data on cyber conflict is lacking. A new dataset by a European research initiative called EuRepoC tries to solve this problem by launching a dashboard to visualize more than 1,400 cyber incidents.
Physical violence against personnel in lawless environments as an element of cyberattack is another dimension of cyber conflict, and its importance has been neglected for way too long.
Major tech companies have begun to employ Microsoft’s strategy of suing cybercriminals who operate major botnets or engage in massive phishing schemes.
OFAC should consider a creative sanction against the mixing service Tornado Cash, particularly the 100 Ethereum wallet that is known to be hiding a large amount of the DPRK’s stolen cryptocurrency.
Microsoft simultaneously combats, profits from and contributes to cybersecurity problems.
The U.S. needs to act now to secure the technological dimensions of a looming Taiwan crisis, or risk losing far more than the island.