Gov't May Lean On Private Sector To Stop Next Critical Hack

By Ben Kochman (May 11, 2021, 9:31 PM EDT) -- Convincing private businesses to open up to the government about cybercrime could be key in preventing future hacks of U.S. critical infrastructure, a risk underscored by a ransomware attack that has shuttered one of the nation's largest fuel pipelines.

But getting businesses to share vital information about what types of malware cybercriminals are deploying and which cryptocurrency wallets they use to store ransom payments won't be easy, experts say, given companies' fears that data shared with regulators could be used against them in enforcement actions.

Biden administration officials hashing out new cybersecurity policies — including an imminent executive order expected to set new security...

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