Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening Cybersecurity Efforts in the United States, Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 25, 2011 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Mary L. Landrieu: "Cybersecurity is an issue that is of utmost importance to our country. In the last Congress, I had the opportunity to chair the Subcommittee on the Judiciary Committee that dealt with Homeland Security, cybersecurity issues. And I mention that, because during the course of that chairmanship, I had the opportunity to learn firsthand of the risks to our country. There are cyber criminals out there and I think we all know cyber criminals. But in addition, we also have cyber terrorists that are out there, people who are trying to do havoc to this nation through cyberspace to America. But there are also cyber soldiers, agents of other countries that are operating, that are trying to compromise America's security. […] But cyber terrorists are really trying to cause havoc to this country. They are trying to compromise our security, trying to deal with our energy grids, trying to deal with our transportation grids. An we know that, other countries are interested in trying to compromise our defense strategies through cyber-attacks. So these are issues that are of utmost importance to our country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Benjamin L. Cardin, Patrick D. Gallagher, Jennifer S. Walsmith, Christian S. Johansson, Charles Iheagwara, Sarah Djamshidi, Gregory von Lehmen, Barbara A. Mikulski, and Mary L. Landrieu.
S. Hrg. 112-262; Senate Hearing 112-262
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