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United States and Spain announce the development of a capacity-building tool to combat ransomware

United States and Spain announce the development of a capacity-building tool to combat ransomware

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the US Department of State and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, have announced a joint project to develop a capacity-building tool to help countries utilise public-private partnerships (PPPs) to combat ransomware.

This project was developed as part of the Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative (CRI) Summit, which convened in Washington, D.C. The CRI is a global coalition of 36 partner nations and the European Union dedicated to confronting the scourge of ransomware.

The CRI’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Working Group, chaired by Spain, has focused on the essential need for close collaboration between governments and the private sector to address the challenges posed by ransomware. This tool will provide much-needed guidance to nations around the world seeking to develop or deepen such public-private partnerships.

“Building capacity across the world is an essential aspect of our fight against ransomware,” said Brandon Wales, CISA Executive Director. “By learning from each other-public and private sector alike – and sharing that knowledge more broadly, we can effectively protect the critical infrastructure necessary to sustain not only American society, but the global institutions and networks upon which it relies.”

“Spain has the strong conviction that this project will contribute in a decisive manner to expose the most innovative state of the art of PPP best practices to fight against ransomware,” said Guillermo Ardizone Garcίa, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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