The US cyber security officials reported that Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have enlisted to help them fight ransomware and defend cloud computing systems from hackers. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, The tech giants are among firms signed on to be part of a Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative intended to combine government and private skills and resources to fight hackers.
The CISA Director Jen Easterly said that they are quite strengthened with these extraordinarily capable partners and will keep their focus on combatting Ransomwares by developing a planning framework that will co-ordinate incidents affecting cloud service providers.
Easterly introduced the new collaborative at a Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, where professionals from across the industry met to share research and innovations. He said that damages from cybercrime are costing world trillions and ransomware has become a scourge and it needs to be tackled with superior security framework.
The new centre will be involved in coordinating national cyber defense and sharing insights into threats, as well as take part in joint exercises. Easterly has also urged more computer security firms to join them in this collaborative effort.