The Director of GCHQ and Commander of UK Strategic Command reaffirmed a joint commitment to disrupt and deter new and emerging cyber threats with General Paul Nakasone, Director of the US National Security Agency and Commander of US Cyber Command.
As cyberspace becomes an increasingly contested space, the UK and US intelligence and defense agencies will work in partnership as world-leading cyber powers to counter a full spectrum of threats, from sophisticated criminals to hostile states.
Danny Lopez, CEO, Glasswall shared his thoughts on this latest public collaboration between governments in the fight against cybercrime:
“The UK and US governments have a crucial role to play in the fight against global cybercrime. Not only does enhance strategic engagement between the two countries provide a clear roadmap for increasing defence capabilities in cyberspace, it also acts as a clear deterrent to those perpetrating attacks on businesses and public sector organisations on both sides of the Atlantic.
The US has demonstrated its commitment to developing comprehensive legislation to impose costs for malicious cyber activity, introducing several bills recently that aim to improve the security of national infrastructure. There is a clear need for clarity of purpose, focused strategic thinking, and strong partnerships when it comes to showing a united front against cybercriminals. As world-leading cyber powers, a combined effort between both countries will see each benefit from this partnership and will better protect our connected nations.
As a British cybersecurity company operating in both the UK and the US, we are delighted with this announcement. It is a testament to the strength of the UK/US security and intelligence alliance.
With a cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds in 2021, the world is experiencing a ransomware explosion, which will likely continue its upward trajectory in 2022. Attackers will increasingly use a more personalised approach and aim to blend into the network to look like an insider, and therefore having consistent strategies across the world’s most powerful nations to prevent attacks of this nature will be vital in stopping future cyber disasters.”