U.S. Cyber Diplomacy in an Era of Growing Threats, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, February 6, 2018   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the February 6, 2018 hearing on "U.S. Cyber Diplomacy in an Era of Growing Threats," held before the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ed Royce: "Cyber threats have, of course, real-world impact. And in 2015, Chinese hackers stole the personnel files of 20 million current and former Federal employees in a massive data breach. And last year, North Korean hackers crippled hospitals in the United Kingdom, and they also halted international shipping in India. Russia exploits cyberspace to attack its neighbors, including Estonia and Ukraine, and to attempt to undermine Western democracies, including the United States. Yes, our military does have some very unique offensive and defensive capabilities in cyberspace, and other agencies to protect our critical infrastructure have as well. But it is our diplomats who work with our allies and partners to develop a common response to these threats, and they do that while engaging our adversaries to make clear that cyberattacks resulting in real-world consequences will be viewed by us as a use of force. The importance of the State Department's work cannot be understated. Indeed, the Department's role becomes essential when you consider that it is not just computer networks and infrastructure that the United States needs to protect." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Painter, John Miller, and Michael Sulmeyer.

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Serial No. 115-106
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