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Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 13, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the July 13, 2016 hearing on "Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology and the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Stephen F. Lynch: "As underscored by National Intelligence Director James Clapper in his most recent Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, continuous innovation in cyber information technology has been accompanied by the emergence of new and complex national security threats. According to Director Clapper, and this is a quote, 'Devices, designed and fielded with minimal security requirements and testing, and an ever-increasing complexity of networks, could lead to widespread vulnerabilities in civilian infrastructures and U.S. Government systems.' These lapses in cybersecurity are highly susceptible to exploitation by a range of threat sources, including foreign governments, such as Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, who are motivated by cyber espionage. There is also the threat of cyberterrorism perpetrated by terrorist groups designed to promote online recruitment, propaganda, and financing activity, and incite lone wolf attacks." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Keith Alexander, Aaron Hughes, Chris Painter, Sean Kanuck, and Peter Warren Singer.

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Serial No. 114-138
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2017
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Public Domain
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