The Biden administration had barely named a cabinet, let alone staffed the government, when it began taking cybersecurity hits from all directions. The Russian government was revealed to have carried out a sophisticated supply chain attack through SolarWinds. Then Chinese government hackers launched attacks through Microsoft Exchange, often using extremely irresponsible and promiscuous tactics. Then Russian ransomware gangs threatened a fuel pipeline to the East Coast and beef supplies nationwide.
And that’s just the first six months. What has been the fallout from these events and how is the administration responding? The calls for regulation of critical infrastructure, of cryptocurrency, and for aggressive retaliation have never been louder. Which will have a long-term impact? Stewart Baker and Tatyana Bolton trade insights on this pressing topic.
- Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Tatyana Bolton, Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
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