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U.S. Chamber calls for urgent update to federal ransomware strategy following recent attacks

By Sara Friedman / May 21, 2021

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging the Biden administration and Congress to “act decisively” in response to ransomware attacks, calling for devoting more federal resources to the fight against cyber criminals and developing a cohesive approach with international allies and industry.

“Today thousands of businesses will be successfully attacked by criminal gangs using ransomware,” the Chamber’s Christopher Roberti said in a statement today. “The average downtime due to an attack is 21 days and on average it takes a...

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