State-Sponsored Cyberspace Threats: Recent Incidents and U.S. Policy Response, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on East Asia the Pacific and International Cybersecurity, of the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 13, 2017   [open pdf - 868KB]

This testimony compilation is from the June 13, 2017 hearing, "State-Sponsored Cyberspace Threats: Recent Incidents and U.S. Policy Response," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the witness testimony of Samantha Ravich: "Both traditional economic warfare and, more recently, cyber warfare have been extensively studied. What is much less understood, however, is the 'intersection' between these two subjects: The contemporary evolution of economic warfare within the new realities of cyberspace has not received the focused, comprehensive scrutiny and policy attention that it warrants. The questions we must be asking and answering are: Within the escalating cyber attacks on U.S. public and private organizations, is there lurking a new type of action - some form of 'concerted adversarial strategy' - to undermine the U.S. economically? Are some adversaries‟ strategies designed to cause economic harm that would weaken or significantly debilitate U.S. security capabilities? To what extent, and when, are they sponsoring proxies to achieve these nefarious goals? Is the U.S. prepared to identify and address such hostile strategies effectively? Does the U.S. government need new collection and analysis platforms to perform this critical function?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Samantha Ravich and Eric Rosenbach.

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