Securing Cyberspace: Efforts to Protect National Information Infrastructures Continue to Face Challenges, Hearing Before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, July 19, 2005   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman Tom Coburn, "This is the first of probably many hearings on cyber security within the Federal Government and I am going to have a very limited opening statement. [...] First of all, the United States does not currently have a robust ability to detect a coordinated cyber attack on our critical infrastructure, or does it have a measurable recovery and reconstitution plan for key mechanisms of the Internet and telecommunications system. Second, the Department of Homeland Security has not completed the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. Third, cyber attacks on control systems can be targeted from remote locations around the globe. We know that. Fourth, DHS is responsible for protecting the Nation's critical infrastructures. However, 85 percent of all the critical infrastructures are controlled by the private sector. And then, finally, there is a lack of stable leadership at the National Cyber Security Division, which has hurt its ability to maintain trusted relationships with the private sector and has hindered its ability to adequately plan and execute activities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tom Coburn, Thomas R. Carper, Daniel K. Akaka, Susan M. Collins, Donald (Andy) Purdy, Jr., David A. Powner, Paul M. Skare and Thomas M. Jarrett.

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S. Hrg. 109-402; Senate Hearing 109-402
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