New DOJ cyber section wants more private sector partnership


Cooperation between businesses and the new cybersecurity section at the Department of Justice (DOJ) has led to the successful defanging of numerous, major ransomware operations worldwide in just the few months since its creation, according to its chief.

The National Security Cyber Section, known as NatSec Cyber, wants to keep that cooperation going, whether with companies hit by ransomware attacks or businesses that offer technical assistance, said Sean Newell, acting head of the section, during a session at the Securities Docket’s Incident Response Forum Ransomware event last week.

“We can add your creative ideas to our authority and really make a difference,” Newell said.

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