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Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 3, 2015   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the March 3, 2015 hearing on "Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Tim Murphy: "In 1969, computers at four universities connected to the ARPANET, thus proving a computer networking concept that evolved into what we now know as the Internet. Since its inception, the Internet has been an open platform, designed to facilitate the transfer of data and information between remotely located computing resources. It doesn't discriminate against any network or device, nor the transmission of the data. It is merely a conduit for information. This open architecture, end-to-end system design is what makes the Internet such a benefit to society. It provides endless possibilities for innovation. It gives any individual with an Internet connection an opportunity to share their opinion with the world, and to access a nearly infinite amount of information. It has revolutionized the way we conduct business, interact socially, learn, and consume information, be it true or false. As a result, the Internet fostered widespread development and adoption of computing and communications technologies, collectively known as information technologies. Today, we depend on these technologies for everything from social interaction to home security, the operation of critical services like power plants and the electric grid. This integration of the Internet and information technologies into nearly every aspect of modern life has created the virtual world commonly known as cyberspace." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Herbert Lin, Richard Bejtlich, and Gregory Shannon.

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Serial No. 114-17
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2016
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