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Whole-Of-Government Approach to Combatting Ransomware: Examining DHS's Role, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, November 17, 2021   [open pdf - 401KB]

This is the November 17, 2021 hearing on "Whole-Of-Government Approach to Combatting Ransomware: Examining DHS's Role," held before the U.S. House the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Elissa Slotkin: "I will just say that I think ransomware is one of those rare National security issues where you can have high-level policy debate in Washington that directly connects to the tangible impacts on people's lives back home in places like Michigan and in Texas. We know that ransomware attacks have exploded in the United States and during a year-and-a-half where we have been more dependent than ever on digital technology, it has really hit home for certainly most of the citizens that I represent. These attacks are overwhelmingly carried out by foreign groups. So, that means our constituents are victims of foreign attack. [...] I think what is important to us and important to expose for the American people is what are we doing about it? Please help our citizens understand and help the committee understand what DHS is doing to fight back with our citizens on the front lines. I am pleased that we are strengthening what we are doing against ransomware." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Silvers, Brandon Wales, and Jeremy Sheridan.

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Serial No. 117-38
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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