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Our virtual library is an online repository of all of the reports, papers, and briefings that IST has produced, as well as works that have influenced our thinking.

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Reports

Ransomware Task Force: Doubling Down

Ransomware Task Force

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Reports

Information Sharing in the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: Exploring the Delta Between Best Practices and Existing Mechanisms

Zoë Brammer

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Memo

Testimony: Held for Ransom: How Ransomware Endangers Our Financial System

Megan Stifel

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Memo

Roadmap to Potential Prohibition of Ransomware Payments

Ransomware Task Force Co-Chairs

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Evaluating Initial Solutions to Public-Private Misalignments

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Reports

Public Private Partnerships to Combat Ransomware: An inquiry into three case studies and best practices

Elizabeth Vish, Georgeanela Flores Bustamante

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Reports

Unlocking U.S. Technological Competitiveness: Public-Private Misalignments in Biotechnology, Energy, and Quantum Sectors

Ben Purser, Pavneet Singh

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Intervention or Cooperation? The Roles for Military and Law Enforcement in Combating Ransomware

Lauren Zabierek, Gavin Wilde, Gary Corn, Dmitri Alperovitch, and Megan Stifel

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Ransomware may be the most visible cybersecurity crisis of the moment, but it’s just one aspect of a broader national security threat landscape. As the pressure builds for greater government-led responses to cyber threats, the Biden Administration has reportedly opted to lean heavily on U.S. Cyber Command.

USCYBERCOM is one element of a comprehensive and diverse whole-of-government approach to cyber threats. As the United States looks to build and fund an effective toolbox of public-private collaboration on cybersecurity risk management, we’ll take a closer look at the role of law enforcement and military authorities in managing the ransomware threat.

The threat landscape is generally known, the cybersecurity best practices are well established though not widely implemented. But what are the rules of engagement for law enforcement and the military in preparing for and responding to threat actors operating overseas, often in jurisdictions that lack the political will to effectively address these actors? What’s at stake in blending these tools and how do and should we work with allies or even adversarial countries in combating ransomware?

On December 15, 2021, IST’s Megan Stifel hosted a conversation with Lauren Zabierek, Gavin Wilde, Gary Corn, and Dmitri Alperovitch on law enforcement and the military’s role in combating national-scale cyber threats.