Cyber Security: How Can We Protect American Computer Networks from Attack? Hearing Before the Committee on Science, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Seventh Congress, First Session, October 10, 2001   [open pdf - 478KB]

From the opening statement of Sherwood L. Boehlert: "In talking to experts on matters within this Committee's jurisdiction, the security issue that came up repeatedly was computer security. It is easy to state the problem in general terms. American society has become vastly more dependent on computers and the Internet in recent years, making us more vulnerable to criminal or terrorist attacks on our computer networks. Yet, research and development on computer security have not kept pace with the growing significance of the threat. But laying out the problem is far easier than figuring out what to do about it. So today, we will hear from a variety of experts who will guide us as we decide what legislative and other steps are needed to increase the focus on computer security, in terms of R&D, risk assessment, and implementation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sherwood L. Boehlert, Ralph M. Hall, Constance Morella, J. Randy Forbes, Zoe Lofgren, Sheila Jackson Lee, William A. Wulf, Eugene H. Spafford, Terry C. Vickers Benzel, and Mr. Robert Weaver.

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