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Serial No. 113-45: Cyber Threats and Security Solutions: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 21, 2013   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the May 21, 2013 hearing on "Cyber Threats and Security Solutions," held before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Marsha Blackburn: "American companies, the U.S. government and private citizens are facing new challenges in the fight to protect our Nation's security, economy, intellectual property and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Today the Energy and Commerce Committee is exploring how the private sector and our government are responding. We will also review the implementation of the President's Cybersecurity Executive Order 13636. Cyber attacks have grown in scope and sophistication to include nearly every industry and asset that makes America work. That is why this committee is well positioned to lead, oversee and review policies and solutions to these wide-ranging and evolving threats. Last year an al-Qaeda video surfaced calling for a covert cyber jihad against the United States. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that hackers sponsored by China's People's Liberation Army have resumed attacks on U.S. targets. According to the GAO [Government Accountability Office], the number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies to U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Teams has increased by 782 percent over 6 years." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Marsha Blackburn, Henry A. Waxman, Fred Upton, Patrick D. Gallagher, Dave McCurdy, John M. McConnell, R. James Woolsey, Michael Papay, Phyllis Schneck, Charles Blauner, Duane Highley, and Robert Mayer.

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2013
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