The U.S. government is taking steps to aggressively counter ransomware attacks and is seeking more effective public-private cooperation to jointly fight malicious cyber actors. At the same time, however, the government is also expanding regulatory obligations, oversight and accountability for private-sector entities. These conflicting actions frequently result in private sector confusion. In this guest article, Wiley Rein special counsel Jacqueline Brown discusses the increasing tension between the government’s dual roles and offers suggestions for companies seeking to navigate these cyber channels. See “Perspectives From the Public and Private Sectors on Information Sharing During COVID-19” (Jun. 24, 2020).