Statement Reflecting on the Attack on the Capitol

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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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announcements

IST Announces New Personnel, New Initiative

In a continuation of our rapid growth, IST is extremely excited to announce the hiring of Megan Stifel as our Chief Strategy Officer, and the addition of Yaël Eisenstat to co-lead our new Digitally Influenced Democracy Initiative (DIDI). Megan comes to us with years of experience pioneering international cyber policy in government, and most recently […]

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NatSpecs

Psychological Cyber Warfare: The Human Factor of Cybersecurity Breaches

Hackers and malign actors have extensively used phishing, pretexting, social proof, and other social engineering tools since the early days of the Internet. What is truly pernicious is how social engineering is fusing with ransomware attacks for incredibly destabilizing effects. 

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IST’s 2021 in Review

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NatSpecs

Ransomware Goes Prime Time on HBO

While those of us in the national security and cybersecurity communities would rather the threat not warrant a segment on HBO, the show did demonstrate that more and more people are taking ransomware seriously.

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A Most Dangerous Precedent

As digital authoritarian regimes rise across the globe, the internet has increasingly turned towards balkanization, isolating citizens within digital borders.

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Media Advisory

Ransomware Task Force of 60+ Members From Industry, Government, Law Enforcement, Civil Society, and International Organizations Publishes Comprehensive Framework to Combat Ransomware

A coalition of public and private organizations — led by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Resilience, CTA, GCA, GFCE, and IST — makes public recommendations for global national security policy makers and industry leaders to tackle ransomware.

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