US to Combat Increasing Cyberattacks, Especially From China

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the launch of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) on Aug. 5, to combat increasing cyberattacks from other countries including communist China. The JCDC will bring government agencies and private industry together to cooperate on U.S. cyber-defense operations to fend off cyberattacks and threats from overseas. The private industry partners currently participating in the JCDC include Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Crowdstrike, FireEye Mandiant, Google Cloud, Lumen, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and Verizon. It is believed that the JCDC will attract more partners from different sectors as it develops. On the government side, participating agencies include the Department of Defense, U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Sector Risk Management Agencies. CISA Director Jen Easterly said in a prerecorded virtual keynote on Thursday at the …Read More

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