Cyber Security--2010, Hearings Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, June 15, 2010, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset: Comprehensive Legislation for the 21st Century, November 17, 2010, Securing Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Stuxnet   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "We are going to take a look at legislation Senators Collins, Carper, and I introduced last week, the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act. It provides a comprehensive framework to modernize, strengthen, and coordinate our cyber defenses across civilian Federal networks and the networks of the most vital privately owned critical infrastructure, including some real basics of American life: Our electric grid, financial systems, and our telecommunications networks. Today we are going to hear from the top cyber security official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which, of course, has a critical role to play in protecting our cyber assets; and we are also going to hear from security and industry experts. We have, in preparing this legislation, consulted extensively with members of the Administration, people in the private sector, and privacy groups as well. In the 40 years since the Internet was created, it has developed into a necessity of modern life, a source of remarkable information and entertainment and commerce. But as we also have come to know, it is a target of constant attack and exploitation. We now have a responsibility to bring the public and private sectors together to secure the Internet, cyberspace, and to secure it well. And we believe that our bill would do just that." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, Susan Collins, John McCain, Roland W. Burris, Christopher A. Coons, Philip Reitinger, Frances Fragos Townsend, Alan Paller, Steven T. Naumann, Sara C. Santarelli, Sean McGurk, Michael J. Assante, Dean Turner, and Mark W. Gandy.

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