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U.K., U.S. Join Forces to Strike Back in Cyberspace


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The U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Neither U.K. nor U.S. officials named their shared adversaries, but the announcement followed increasing concern over Russia-based ransomware.

Credit: GCHQ

The U.S. and U.K. have announced a collaboration to strike back against mutual adversaries engaging in malicious cyber-activities, to address "evolving threats with a full range of capabilities."

At an annual meeting of intelligence chiefs, U.K. General Sir Patrick Sanders and Government Communications Headquarters director Sir Jeremy Fleming and U.S. Cyber Command director General Paul Nakasone "reaffirmed" their pledge to jointly disrupt and deter new and emergent cyberthreats.

They said they would accomplish this "by planning enduring combined cyberspace operations that enable a collective defence and deterrence and impose consequences on our common adversaries who conduct malicious cyber-activity."

The "persistent engagement" approach used by the U.S. entails contesting adversaries daily to disrupt their cyberattack infrastructure, while Britain suggests a similar strategy with the launch of its National Cyber Force.

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