ABSTRACT

Cybersecurity: Assessing the Nation's Ability To Address the Growing Cyber Threat, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 7, 2011   [open pdf - 411KB]

From the opening statement of Darrell Issa: "The immediate reality of our vulnerability to cyber attacks is well known, both by our national security community and those who would exploit these vulnerabilities for militaristic, economic, and intelligence-gathering purposes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates that the number of cyber incidents affecting federal agencies shot up 39 percent in 2010. The Committee has received reports that the State and Defense Departments have lost more than six or seven terabytes of information to digital espionage -- an amount equal to approximately one-sixth of the information contained in the entire Library of Congress." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Darrell Issa, Greg Schaffer, James A. Baker, Robert J. Butler, Gerald E. Connolly, Elijah E. Cummings, and Ari Schwartz.

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Serial No. 112-73
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2011
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
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pdf
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