Cyber Threats, Law Enforcement and Private Sector Responses, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 8, 2013   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the May 8, 2013 hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism entitled "Cyber Threats: Law Enforcements and Private Sector Responses." From the opening statement of Jenny A. Durkan: "As United States Attorney, I see the full range of threats our communities and nation face. Few things are as sobering as the daily cyber threat briefing I receive. Cyberspace is the new frontier. We have witnessed the rapid creation of incredible businesses, lifesaving technologies, and new ways to connect society. Unfortunately, the 'good guys' are not the only innovators. We have seen a significant growth in the number and nature of bad actors exploiting new technology. As Attorney General Holder has noted, '[f]rom criminal syndicates, to terrorist organizations, to foreign intelligence groups, to disgruntled employees and other malicious intruders, the range of entities that stand ready to execute and exploit cyber attacks has never been greater.' Threats to the nation's computer networks and cyber systems continue to evolve, as the nature and capabilities of those responsible for the threats evolve. Over the last several years, investigators and prosecutors have seen significant increases in the skills of threat actors and the complexity of their organizations. These actors have a variety of aims and motivations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cheri McGuire, Stewart Baker, Kevin Mandia, Joseph Demarest, Jr., and Jenny Durkan.

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S. Hrg. 113-827; Senate Hearing 113-827; Serial No. J-113-17
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