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Congress must move on ransomware reporting mandate to stem attacks, US officials say

By Mike Swift
  • 17 Nov 2021 15:03
  • 17 Nov 2021 15:03
The United States is grappling with a ransomware “epidemic,” but no one can say whether the infection is getting worse or better because there is no mandate to report attacks against businesses, hospitals, school systems and other targets to federal agencies, officials from three enforcers told Congress today.

As a result, the “vast

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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