Current State of Private-Sector Engagement for Cybersecurity, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 9, 2017   [open pdf - 482KB]

This is from the March 9, 2017 hearing, "Current State of DHS Private Sector Engagement for Cybersecurity" before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "Cybersecurity touches every aspect of the world we live in. It's central to every sector of our economy. It's vitally important for the protection of all Americans' most sensitive information, and it's one of the foremost national security challenges of our time. Our collective ability to combat these threats -- with the government and the private sector working together -- will be one of the defining public policy challenges of our generation. Today, the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection meets to hear from key stakeholders on the current state of private sector engagement for DHS' cybersecurity mission. As chairman of this subcommittee, I don't take the responsibility that we as lawmakers in this room have lightly. In a world of rapidly evolving threats, we have been entrusted to be part of the solution, and I believe today's hearing will be an important piece of this ongoing effort. DHS' cyber mission includes a robust portfolio of existing private sector partnerships -- including Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations, the Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program, Sector Coordinating Councils, and the Automated Indicator Sharing Program. Specifically, we hope to learn how these partnerships can be improved and what more DHS can be doing to ensure that these programs and activities are meaningful, substantive and effective. Today, private sector entities -- including U.S. critical infrastructure owners and operators -- are on the frontline of the conflict in cyberspace. Our civilian networks face countless attacks every day from bad actors who seek to infiltrate our trusted systems, cripple commerce, and expose Americans' personal information. And every day, these bad actors are using more advanced tactics, techniques and procedures, and higher quality information. It is only through constant and vigilant innovation that their attacks can be prevented, identified and mitigated." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Nutkis, Scott Montgomery, Jeffrey Greene, Ryan M Gillis, and Robyn Greene.

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