The Department of Justice (DOJ) warned it would penalize government contractors via the False Claims Act that don't report cybersecurity attacks. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco added the DOJ would protect whistleblowers that report contractors.
- On Wednesday, Monaco called on Congress to pass legislation that would mandate firms report cybersecurity attacks.
- Multiple bipartisan bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate.
- The DOJ will create a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team dedicated to eliminating cryptocurrency exchanges hackers rely on to process ransomware payments.
- In April, the DOJ created the Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force to combat ransomware cyberattacks.
- In August, the agency created a fellowship program to train prosecutors on how to prosecute cybersecurity cases.