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International Counter Ransomware Initiative: strengthening cybersecurity cooperation & actions

The EU participated in the 2022 Summit of the Counter Ransomware Initiative in Washington D.C. on the 31st October and the 1st November to strengthen international cooperation on ransomware.

At the second Counter Ransomware Initiative, or CRI, Summit, the members –  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine and, the newly-joining, Belgium –  reaffirmed their joint commitments to counter all elements of ransomware threats and discussed the next steps. They commit to continue building collective resilience to ransomware, cooperating to disrupt ransomware and pursue the responsible actors, countering illicit finance that underpins the ransomware ecosystem, as well as working with the private sector to defend against ransomware attacks.

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Source: European Commission

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