Serial No. 113-6: Cybersecurity Research and Development: Challenges and Solutions, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Technology and Subcommittee on Research, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Tuesday, February 26, 2013   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the Tuesday, February 26, 2013 hearing on "Cybersecurity Research and Development: Challenges and Solutions," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. From the opening statement of Lamar S. Smith: "Cyber attacks against U.S. Government and private sector networks are on the rise. In the last few weeks, some of America's largest companies have been hacked. Even the most sophisticated companies can be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Recent targets include Apple, Facebook, Yahoo!, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Various agencies of the Federal Government also have been the target of attacks and attempted attacks. Unfortunately, evidence suggests that foreign governments may be among those responsible. Protecting America's cyber systems is critical to our economic and national security. Americans deserve better protection, and the Federal Government can help make sensitive information more secure. This challenge requires a thorough and comprehensive effort in both the public and private sectors. Private companies are increasing their investment in cybersecurity. Congress should support those efforts. Only Congress can provide the incentives and protections that would permit necessary information-sharing among companies, and more importantly, between private companies and the Federal Government. Today's hearing examines an important step that we can take to foster the kind of cooperation that this challenge requires. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act introduced by Committee Members Michael McCaul and Daniel Lipinski coordinates research and development activities to better address evolving cyber threats. The legislation promotes much-needed research and development to help create new technologies and standards that better protect America's information technology systems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas Massie, Lamar S. Smith, Frederica S. Wilson, Larry Bucshon, Daniel Lipinski, Michael Barrett, Frederick R. Chang, and Terry Benzel.

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