KEY POINTS
  • Amazon, Google and Microsoft are among several tech companies that have agreed to join a government effort to fight ransomware.
  • Cyber attacks have become a more regular threat to U.S. organizations.
  • The new initiative aims to increase info-sharing and planning between the public and private sector.

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Jen Easterly, nominee to be the Director of the Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Amazon, Google and Microsoft are among several tech companies that have agreed to join a government effort to fight ransomware as cyber attacks have become regular threats to U.S. organizations.

The Department of Homeland Security's new Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) will coordinate national cyber defense planning across agencies and with the private sector, according to prepared remarks from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly at Thursday's Black Hat cybersecurity conference.

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