Protecting Information in the Digital Age: Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Efforts, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation and the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, Wednesday, May 25, 2011   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Benjamin Quayle: "It is next to impossible to ignore the relevance of cybersecurity these days. News coverage has increasingly focused on cyber vulnerabilities covering stories such as companies losing personnel information or customers' financial data, or a government database being compromised by a malicious hacker. Perhaps most unsettling is that most stakeholders agree that our national cybersecurity response has not kept pace with the threats. In early 2008, the need to increase network security was brought to the forefront when President Bush formally established the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) to deal with widespread cyberattacks on federal networks. Early in his administration, President Obama committed to continue this effort, and expanded it through the 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review, which identified a number of problems to be addressed through both nearterm and mid-term actions. At that time, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a series of hearings evaluating the state of cybersecurity research and development and the recommendations contained within the review. Security efforts are often focused on the past and designed to respond to the most recently faced attack. However, the technology sector is exceptionally dynamic, and where possible, we need to attempt to anticipate vulnerabilities and future threats. This is where research and development and proper coordination can make a contribution." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Benjamin Quayle, David Wu, Mo Brooks, Daniel Lipinsky, George Strawn, Farnam Jahanian, Cita Furlani and Michael A. Brown.

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Serial No. 112-19
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