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Serial No. 113-9: Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 20, 2013   [open pdf - 555KB]

This is the March 20, 2013 hearing entitled "Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies on March 20, 2013. From the opening statement of Patrick Meehan: "Today's hearing is timely and relevant. We are examining the cyber threat posed by nation states: China, Russia, and Iran. I focus on the 'nation state' aspect of this threat because it represents a new battlefield in state relations and we must prepare accordingly. Since the New Year, there have been significant developments in the cyber domain, highlighted by the fact the U.S. Government has finally begun to name the nation states most responsible for cyber attacks against the United States. I believe identifying the threat is critical to combatting this problem and protecting our critical infrastructure. Over the last two months, the Obama Administration has rightly placed cybersecurity at the top of the public agenda. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama specifically cited 'foreign countries' swiping our corporate secrets, attacking our financial institutions, and sabotaging our power grid. While he didn't name any specific countries, last week, Tom Donilon, the President's National Security Advisor, outed China as the place where cyber intrusions are emanating on 'an unprecedented scale.' Also last week, in the Annual Threat Assessment by the U.S. Intelligence Community delivered to Congress last week, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, named cyber as the top threat to U.S. national security. This represents a major shift in the threat assessment by the U.S. Intelligence Community and makes our work on this Committee even more important." Statements, letters and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Meehan, Michael McCaul, Frank J. Cilluffo, Richard Bejtlich, Ilan Berman, and Martin Libicki.

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