Examining the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 25,2015   [open pdf - 718KB]

This is a testimony compilation from the February 25, 2015 hearing "Examining the President's Cybersecurity Information Proposal," held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Mike McCaul: "Every day our country faces digital intrusions from criminals, hacktivists, terrorists, and nation-states like Russia, China and Iran. The impacts of those intrusions are felt everywhere--from our national security secrets to the personal information of Americans. We cannot tolerate acts of cyber vandalism, cyber theft, and cyber warfare especially when they put our nation's critical infrastructure at risk and when they steal American intellectual property and innovation. Accordingly, our government must play a leading role in combating threats in the digital domain. […] These new statutes lay out the rules of the road on how cyber information will be shared between government and the private sector so that the two can work together to combat this persistent threat. The laws also provide important protections to ensure Americans' information and civil liberties are not compromised. But now, we must build on that success. And, we can start by creating a 'safe harbor' where legal barriers to sharing cyber threat information are removed and the private sector is encouraged to collaborate. This will allow us to respond to cyber incidents more quickly and effectively--and will give government and private entities the ability to see the threat landscape in real-time. I am pleased the president has come forward with a proposal on this important issue. Our solutions must transcend partisan boundaries if we are going to tackle this challenge. The American people are counting on us." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Suzanne Spaulding, Phyllis Schneck, and Eric Fischer.

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