U.S. Government Launches StopRansomware.gov


On July 15, 2021, the DOJ and DHS together with additional federal partners launched StopRansomware.gov, a one-stop hub intended to help the private and public sector mitigate the threat of ransomware. The website includes a range of resources geared towards private organizations, public and private critical infrastructure sectors, K-12 educational institutions, and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

Consistent with the U.S. government’s increased focus on the ransomware threat, the website identifies different ways to report ransomware incidents to law enforcement, encourages such reporting, and in one place even states that “every ransomware incident should be reported to the U.S. government.”