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December 1, 2021

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Sen. Peters stresses assistance to ransomware victims, flexible approach to cyber requirements

By Charlie Mitchell / October 26, 2021

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) says his priority is helping companies understand there are alternatives to making ransomware payments, rather than banning such payouts to cyber attackers, while stressing that he is still most interested in a collaborative rather than compulsory approach to industry on cybersecurity.

“The FBI is very clear no one should make payments … [and] I hope we get to the point where companies realize there are other options,” Peters said today on a “...

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