The U.S. government is enlisting the help of key tech companies to help in the fight against the recent string of cyber attacks sweeping across the country. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have been asked to help the country’s critical infrastructure defenses against the rising threat of cyber attacks that are impacting the critical infrastructure of enterprise users in the US.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is introducing a new initiative, called the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative. The program will focus on combating ransomware and cyberattacks on cloud-computing providers. When these cloud networks are attacked it impacts enterprise users all over the US.
The goal of the program is to improve defense planning and information sharing between government cyber agencies and the private sector with the goal of reducing the impact to US businesses. Over the past 12 months, ransomware attacks have skyrocketed and disrupted large parts of enterprises users in the U.S. The attacks have had a wide range of impacts from emergency services provided by ambulances, the energy industry along with a major US meat packer.
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