(CBS DETROIT) – FBI Director Christopher Wray made a stop in the Motor City Tuesday to speak with members of the Detroit Economic Club.
The luncheon was held at the Motor City Casino Sound Board.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Wray discussed pressing national security issues facing the country today and the bureau’s plans to thwart cyber security threats.
Wray also outlined the FBI’s efforts to defend intellectual property, technology and personal information.
According to Wray, the FBI is working to crack down on bad actors, like the Dark Side Group, by dismantling their cyberinfrastructure and resources.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Wray told business leaders to create formal cyber incident report plans to be proactive and to avoid paying ransoms if threatened by ransomware groups.
“Actors, like the Chinese government, are working to dominate entire technology sectors by stealing corporate ideas and innovation,” Wray said.
“They typically do this by simultaneously corrupting your trusted insiders and conducting direct cyber intrusions. To put it simply, whatever makes an industry tick, they target.”
According to Director Wray, ransomware complaints increased by 82% from 2019 to 2021.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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