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Cybersecurity: Federal Actions Urgently Needed to Better Protect the Nation's Critical Infrastructure, Statement of Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Testimony Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Federal agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure--such as transportation systems, energy, communications, and financial services--are dependent on information technology systems to carry out operations. The security of these systems and the data they use is vital to public confidence and national security, prosperity, and wellbeing. GAO [Government Accountability Office] first designated information security as a government-wide high-risk area in 1997. This was expanded to include protecting (1) cyber critical infrastructure in 2003 and (2) the privacy of personally identifiable information in 2015. In 2018, GAO reported that the federal government needed to address four major cybersecurity challenges: (1) establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and performing effective oversight, (2) securing federal systems and information, (3) protecting cyber critical infrastructure, and (4) protecting privacy and sensitive data."

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GAO-22-105530
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2021-12-02
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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