Ransomware – Time for the Government to Act

The Hill

10 Jan 2020

Miriam Wugmeister and John Carlin authored an article for The Hill that discusses how the U.S. government can take action against the theft of billions of dollars in ransomware attacks.

“We need to create incentives for private sector organizations to report ransomware attacks immediately and create ransomware payment disincentives by, for example, giving them greater access to government restoration and mitigation services while requiring reporting for ransomware incidents,” the authors write, adding that the government should also have a ‘no ransom’ policy. “The only way to stop the cycle is to take the profits away.”

Read the full article.



Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.