Meehan to Examine Cyber Threats at Subcommittee Hearing

Mar 19, 2013 Issues: Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, chaired by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), will hold a hearing entitled “Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure” tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.
 
Tomorrow’s hearing will focus on the cyber threats to our critical infrastructure emanating from nation states such as China, Russia and Iran. Members will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the cyber industry on the seriousness of these threats and what measures the private and public sectors must implement to ensure the nation’s cyber security.
 
Subcommittee Chairman Meehan on the hearing: “Nation states have tremendous resources with which to support cyber attacks that disrupt our critical infrastructure, aid political or corporate espionage efforts or engage in financial theft. Experts agree the gravest threat of state-sponsored cyber attacks comes from Russia, Iran and particularly China, where a recent report from the cybersecurity firm Mandiant made global headlines after tracing a string of cyber attacks to a unit of the Chinese military. Tomorrow’s hearing will give the committee a chance to examine the threat from foreign cyber attacks in depth and help identify ways to prevent and stop them.”
 
WEDNESDAY, March 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure
311 Cannon House Office Building
Witness List:
·         Mr. Frank J. Cillufffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University
·         Mr. Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer and Security Services Architect, Mandiant
·         Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council
·         Mr. Martin Libicki, Senior Management Scientist, RAND Corporation
 
*Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.
 

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