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Statement Reflecting on the Attack on the Capitol

That the outcome of the election was fulfilled was the result of physical and ideological resolve crucial to the will of democracy. IST shares this resolve.

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IST’s 2021 in Review

2021 has been a long year of unprecedented security dilemmas: from the proliferation of ransomware attacks to the contested information environment, to new issues like cognitive security. Through it all, IST has been there, working with you to help flip the script. Thank you.

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Reading List: The Roles for Military and Law Enforcement in Combating Ransomware

As the ransomware threat spreads worldwide, there remains debate around how to best leverage all the government’s tools. The military has more capacity and resources, especially to launch offensive operations, while law enforcement has more tools for prosecution and international coordination. Leveraging the two is critical to successfully counter the spread of ransomware.

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