Emerging Threats and Technologies to Protect the Homeland, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 12, 2015   [open pdf - 325KB]

This is the February 12, 2015 hearing "Emerging Threats and Technologies to Protect the Homeland," before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "The National Protection and Programs Directorate [NPPD] is charged with the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure in both the cyber and physical security realms. Cyber attacks and breaches against our government agencies and critical infrastructure have grown exponentially, and the capabilities of our adversaries are becoming more advanced. As we have seen over the past few months with the hack of Sony Pictures, and last week's breach of health insurance giant Anthem, these attacks are becoming the norm and they're increasing in sophistication. The National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center [NCCIC] within NPPD is leading the effort to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber attacks against critical infrastructure, federal agencies and the private sector. The NCCIC's mission is a critical civilian component in the sharing of threat information between the government and the private sector. The United States Secret Service plays an important role in sharing of cyber threat information through the NCCIC and back out to the private sector to help prevent and mitigate future attacks. The Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division investigates cybercrime cases involving financial breaches, such as the Target and Home Depot intrusions. The Secret Service also trains hundreds of state and local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges in the field of computer forensics and digital evidence handling techniques through its National Computer Forensics Institute." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Ratcliffe, Cedric L. Richmond, Bennie G. Thompson, Andy Ozment, Huban A. Gowadia, Joseph F. Martin, William Noonan, and William Painter.

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