Data Breach on the Rise: Protecting Personal Information from Harm, Hearing Before U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 2, 2014   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a compilation of the April 2, 2014 hearing on "Data Breach on the Rise" held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "There is no doubt that technology has evolved rapidly, particularly over the last decade. And these advances will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years. Technology that, 10 years ago, could have been something out of a science-fiction movie, is now a part of our daily lives. As we embrace the latest technology both at home and in the workplace, there is little doubt that more of our sensitive personal information is at risk of being compromised. Whether it is stored on the electronic devices we use daily or on a company server, this data can be vulnerable to theft. As the way we communicate and do business has evolved, so have the tactics used by criminals to steal our money and personal information. Today's cyber criminals run sophisticated operations and are discovering how to manipulate computer networks and make off with troves of personal data. These data breaches have become much more prevalent, with a new one seemingly being reported almost every day." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas R. Carper, Tom Coburn, Edith Ramirez, William Noonan, Gregory C. Wilshusen, Tim Pawlenty, Sandra L. Kennedy, and Tiffany O. Jones.

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