ABSTRACT

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents [November 9, 2017]   [open pdf - 923KB]

"Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. Attacks have been initiated against individuals, corporations, and countries. Targets have included government networks, companies, and political organizations, depending upon whether the attacker was seeking military intelligence, conducting diplomatic or industrial espionage, engaging in cybercrime, or intimidating political activists. In addition, national borders mean little or nothing to cyberattackers, and attributing an attack to a specific location can be difficult, which may make responding problematic. [...] This report provides links to cybersecurity legislation in the 112th, 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses. Congress has held cybersecurity hearings every year since 2001. This report also provides links to cybersecurity-related committee hearings in the 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses. [...] Executive orders authorize the President to manage federal government operations. Presidential directives pertain to all aspects of U.S. national security policy as authorized by the President. This report provides a list of executive orders and presidential directives pertaining to information and computer security."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43317
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2017-11-09
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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