Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector: Improving Cybersecurity, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 25, 2013   [open pdf - 306KB]

This is the July 25, 2013 hearing on "Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector: Improving Cybersecurity," held before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Chairman John D. Rockerfeller: "I was very pleased but, frankly, not totally surprised when President Obama issued an executive order earlier this year instructing NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology] to begin looking at how we can protect our critical assets from something called ''cyber attacks'' which, in spite of all we do, Americans seem not to be able to grasp as to their importance and danger. I am looking forward to hearing from Dr. Gallagher and our other witnesses today about how their work on this so-called ''Cybersecurity Framework'' is progressing. Getting NIST involved in cybersecurity makes a lot of sense and may save the day for cybersecurity, that is, passing legislation, because NIST already has decades of experience working with the private sector or on computer security issues. NIST's computer security work goes as far back as 1972 when it started working on the Data Encryption Standard. It also makes sense because we need our country's very best minds in both the public and the private sectors focused on working on this problem." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark G. Clancy, Dorothy Coleman, Arthur W. Coviello, Jr. and Patrick D. Gallagher

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