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Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technology, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 18, 2013   [open pdf - 936KB]

This is the July 18, 2013 hearing, "Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technology. From the opening statement of Patrick Meehan: "Today we will focus on the Cybersecurity Framework, under which the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has the responsibility of working with stakeholders to develop. The Framework is expected to be completed and released in October 2013. On July 1st, NIST released an outline of the framework, which will be the basis of the committee's questioning today. So far NIST has held three workshops to gather input from industry, academia, and other stakeholders, with a fourth expected in September. I believe that the outline of NIST's framework provides an important step to increasing our nation's awareness and ability to protect our networks from crippling cyber attacks. In fact, I believe that there are many mature actors in both government and the private sector working in great coordination currently -- including those at the Department of Homeland Security -- to shield our systems from cyber threats. It is, however, those outliers -- the ones without the awareness, those with insufficient resources -- who can present immense vulnerabilities to entire networks. It is this concern that our subcommittee seeks to have allayed. We must find answers to the question of, how do we incentivize participation without creating counterproductive, onerous standards and regulations?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Meehan, Robert Kolasky, Charles H. Romine, and Eric A. Fischer.

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