(TheConservativeNews.org) – The United States and Israel have been long-time allies. Now, the two countries are creating a joint task force in the face of a new threat: ransomware. The decision came after the White House hosted a virtual meeting in which 30 countries attended, including Israel, to discuss counter-ransomware strategies.
On November 14, the US Treasury announced a partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Finance to develop a task force to help fight against ransomware. The joint task force will also look for ways to increase international cybersecurity. Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, urged multinational collaboration to oppose unlawful finance.
Adeyemo asserted that ransomware poses a severe threat to the United States and Israel as the global economy recovers. The Deputy Secretary added that cooperation on policy, information exchanges and regulation enforcement is crucial to both countries’ national security directives.
President Biden is looking to beef up the nation’s cybersecurity. After several recent attacks on US infrastructure, the administration needs new ways to crack down on ransomware. Adeyemo believes that utilizing global cooperation and technology innovation will allow the US to support prosperity and economic competitiveness and fight against international threats, both online and off.
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