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Cyber Threats in the Pipeline: Lessons from the Federal Response to the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, House of Representatives of the Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, June 15, 2021   [open pdf - 253KB]

This is the June 15, 2021 hearing on "Cyber Threats in the Pipeline: Lessons from the Federal Response to the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack," held before the House of Representatives of the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of Bonnie Watson Coleman: "The impacts of the May 7 ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline were far-reaching. As we all know now, nearly half of the East Coast's fuel is supplied by the Colonial Pipeline. When the pipeline was shut down, Americans struggled to fill up their gas tanks, and the incident threatened to cause major disruptions to the economy and well-being of our country. That is why it is so important for us to have a conversation today about the Federal Government's response to the Colonial incident and its role in ensuring the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure. [...] Today, we will hear from TSA and CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency], the DHS components that are charged with ensuring the cybersecurity of our Nation's pipelines and responding to cyber incidents. I am looking forward to learning, not only about TSA and CISA's engagement with Colonial before and after this incident, but also about their plans to ensure we are better prepared next time." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sonya T. Proctor and Eric Goldstein.

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Serial No. 117-18
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2021
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Public Domain
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