Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, February 8, 2012   [open pdf - 9MB]

This is the February 8, 2012 hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology titled, "Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses." From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden: "Threats to communications networks have come a long way in a short time. Before coming to Congress, I spent 22 years as a radio broadcaster. As a small businessman, I had to worry about securing our communications network, and back then it was relatively straightforward. Maybe you bought a fence to surround your broadcast tower. Maybe you hired a security guard to watch your station at night. But physical security was the concern. Not anymore. While physical security remains important, cybersecurity has also become a pressing concern. Now a small business confronts a dizzying array of threats online from the Zeus Trojan horse to Stuxnet from LulzSec to botnets. These threats are serious. Unless our cyber defenses hold, a bad actor could drain the bank account of a business, crash an online company's website, or launch a barrage of cyber attacks on a company's network. Those are serious consequences for any business, and especially for the small businesses that are at the heart of creating new jobs in our economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Greg Walden, Anna G. Eshoo, Edward J. Markey, Joe Barton, Lee Terry, Mike Rogers, Doris O. Matsui, Cliff Stearns, John D. Dingell, Bill Conner, Robert B. Dix, James A. Lewis, Larry Clinton, and Phyllis Schneck.

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Serial No. 112-112; Serial Number 112-112
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