Serial No. 114-43: Cybersecurity for Power Systems, Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 21, 2015 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is a testimony compilation of the October 21, 2015 hearing "Cybersecurity for Power Systems," held before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the statement of Chairman Lamar Smith: "Today we will examine the ongoing efforts by federal agencies, the Department of Energy national labs and the private sector to protect Americans from cybersecurity threats to our power supply. This hearing also will explore solutions to combat the cyber threats identified in a Science Committee hearing held last month, which focused on the broader vulnerabilities of the American power supply. Cyber-attacks are a threat to our country and our citizens. Many Americans think the primary risks from cyber-attacks are only attempts to steal information, such as with the Office of Personnel Management attack earlier this year. However, the threat to America's power supply from these attacks increases every day. As we will hear from one of today's witnesses, a compromised electric grid is not a question of 'if' but 'when.' As cyber attackers become more sophisticated, it becomes more difficult for those who are vulnerable to protect themselves. Electric utilities must operate complex systems of power plants, transmission lines and distribution facilities, all interconnected through analogue and digital control systems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brent Stacey, Bennett Gaines, Annabelle Lee, and Greg Wilshusen.
Serial No. 114-43
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