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Ransomware

Inquiry

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) welcomes written evidence for its new inquiry into ransomware. The Integrated Review identified ransomware – a type of cyber extortion – as one of the most “pernicious forms of cybercrime”, and the 2021 National Cyber Strategy described it as “the most significant cyber threat facing the UK”. 

Read the call for evidence for further details about this inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 23 December 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - A hostage to fortune: ransomware and UK national security
Inquiry Ransomware
HC 194 / HL 23
Report
Response to this report
Second Special Report - A hostage to fortune: ransomware and UK national security: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 601 / HL 74
Special Report
Second Special Report - A hostage to fortune: ransomware and UK national security: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry Ransomware
HC 601 / HL 74
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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15 November 2023
Inquiry Ransomware
Witnesses Cabinet Office, Home Office, and National Cyber Security Centre
Oral Evidence
19 June 2023
Inquiry Ransomware
Witnesses National Crime Agency, and National Crime Agency
Oral Evidence
24 April 2023
Inquiry Ransomware
Witnesses John P. Carlin (Partner, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; former acting US Deputy Attorney General), Jamie MacColl (Research Fellow – Cyber at RUSI), Aidan Larkin (CEO at Asset Reality), and Emily Taylor (CEO, Oxford Information Labs Limited; Associate Fellow, Chatham House)
Oral Evidence
Cabinet Office (RAN0042)
National Crime Agency (RAN0041)
Cabinet Office (RAN0040)

Contact us

  • Email: jcnss@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8092/4043 (general / Commons enquiries) | 020 7219 6612 (Lords enquiries) | 020 7219 3138 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA