4 Considerations In Light Of Cyber Incident Notification Bill

By Colin Jennings, Ericka Johnson and Genevieve Bresnahan (August 9, 2021, 2:47 PM EDT) -- In light of recent, high-profile ransomware attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure, lawmakers have been grappling with the most appropriate course of action to combat ransomware attacks.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that is designed to prevent legitimate owners and operators of an information system from accessing their information technology environment. This allows threat actors to extort payments, i.e., ransom, in exchange for a decryption key allowing the organization to regain access to its systems or data.

More recently, threat actors have also stolen organizations data and threatened to publish sensitive documents if the organizations refuse to pay. Unfortunately, it...

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