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As Hacks Hit A Nerve, Admin. Pushed Reporting Of Breaches

Law360

22 Dec 2021

Alex Iftimie spoke to Law360 for an article covering steps the Biden administration took in 2021 to address the cybersecurity issues that are increasingly being viewed as the top national security threats in the U.S.

In January, FBI Director Christopher Wray urged companies to establish lines of communication with law enforcement before a cyberattack happens, even if federal law does not explicitly require them to do so. The administration also formed the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, a public-private effort to prevent or quickly respond to major incidents.

"The government has taken focused efforts to prioritize the exchange of information with cybersecurity companies that have key information about what is going on in the private sector, while recognizing that it is not going to get the same information from everyone," Alex said.

He added that he expects to see more of that sort of "focused, selective information sharing" from the U.S. government in 2022 and beyond.

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