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Serial No. 114-29: Promoting and Incentivizing Cybersecurity Best Practices, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 28, 2015   [open pdf - 275KB]

This is the July 28, 2015 hearing on "Promoting and Incentivizing Cybersecurity Best Practices," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will come to order. The subcommittee is meeting today to examine the potential benefits of expanding the Support Antiterrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, referred to as the SAFETY Act, to clarify that on a voluntary basis cybersecurity products and services can be reviewed and certified to receive enhanced liability protections for large-scale cyber incidents. Right now, our cyber defenses are weak, and, because addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities is costly, we need to find ways to promote and incentivize investment in cybersecurity. We need to incentivize companies to have a robust cyber-risk management plan in place. Through this hearing, we want to hear from our expert witnesses if the SAFETY Act Office at the Department of Homeland Security could be leveraged to promote and incentivize cybersecurity best practices within its existing framework." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian E. Finch, Raymond B. Biagini, and Andrea M. Matwyshyn.

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