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Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Cyber Risks to Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure: Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, March 26, 2014   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is a compilation of the March 26, 2014 hearing on "Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Cyber Risks" held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "A little more than a year ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order which put into place a number of efforts intended to enhance our nation's cybersecurity. We are here today to see what kind of progress has been made in implementing the Order and to gather other ideas about better securing our critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Every day, sophisticated criminals, hackers, and even nation states are probing our government agencies, universities, major retailers and critical infrastructure. They are looking for weak spots in our defenses. They want to exploit these weaknesses to cause disruptions, steal our personal information and trade secrets, or even worse, cause us physical harm. While we have been able to hold off some of these cyber attacks, anyone who has examined this issue even casually will tell you that our adversaries are getting into our systems every day. Earlier this week, for instance, the Washington Post reported that Federal agents notified more than 3,000 U.S. companies last year that their computer systems had been hacked." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas R. Carper, Tom Coburn, Phyllis A. Schneck, Donna Dodson, Stephen L. Caldwell, Elayne Starkey, David M. Velazquez, Doug Johnson, and Steven R. Chabinsky.

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2014-03-26
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