Biden administration readies 3 initiatives to curb ransomware
In May, Biden released the cyber executive order, though critics say the order did not define the role of government in protecting critical infrastructure well enough, according to Bryson Bort, founder and CEO of SCYTHE and senior fellow at the R Street Institute, during a webcast June 21.
But beyond the executive order, the government “needs to be looking at how we change the economic utility, and the calculus of actors,” Bort said. The government wants cybercriminals to think twice before instigating an incident.
“I feel like every three to six months, whenever something bad happens, everyone goes, ‘Well, we should do information sharing,'” Bort said. “And yet, we don’t. We haven’t.” Bort argues that there is not enough transparency among security professionals to use information sharing in an effective way.