Subcommittee Field Hearing: Protecting Your Personal Data: How Law Enforcement Works With the Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 16, 2014 [open pdf - 1MB]
This testimony compilation is from the Field Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies titled, "Protecting Your Personal Data: How Law Enforcement Works With the Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime." From the witness statement of Ari Baranoff: "Advances in computer technology and greater access to personally identifiable information (PII) via the Internet have created online marketplaces for transnational cyber criminals to share stolen information and criminal methodologies. As a result, the Secret Service has observed a marked increase in the quality, quantity, and complexity of cyber crimes targeting private industry and critical infrastructure. These crimes include network intrusions, hacking attacks, malicious software, and account takeovers leading to significant data breaches affecting every sector of the world economy. The recently reported data breaches of Target and Neiman Marcus are just the most recent, well-publicized examples of this decade-long trend of major data breaches perpetrated by cyber criminals who are intent on targeting our Nation's retailers and financial payment systems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Meehan, Ari Baranoff, Richard P. Quinn, John J. Whelan, Frederick Peters, Thomas Litchford, and Matthew Rhoades.
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