Meehan to Hold Philadelphia Field Hearing on Protecting Personal Data from Cybercrime

Apr 15, 2014 Issues: Cybersecurity

Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a field hearing entitled “Protecting Your Personal Data: How Law Enforcement Works With the Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime” at Drexel University at 10am.

WEDNESDAY, April 16 at 10 a.m.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Protecting Your Personal Data: How Law Enforcement Works With the Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime

Paul Peck Alumni Center, Drexel University,

3142 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Witnesses Include:

Panel I

  • Mr. Ari Baranoff, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigative Division, United States Secret Service
  • Mr. Richard Quinn, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Philadelphia Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Jack Whelan, District Attorney, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

 Panel II

  • Mr. Ted Peters, Chairman and CEO, Bryn Mawr Trust   
  • Mr. Thomas Litchford, Vice President of Retail Technology, National Retail Federation
  • Mr. Matthew Rhoades, Director, Cyberspace & Security Program, Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on the hearing: “The financial stability of every American family is at risk of cyberattack and identity theft. Your bank accounts, your credit cards, your ability to get a student loan and the interest rate on your mortgage may depend on the security of our networks against hackers and criminals. This hearing will inform consumers about the measures taken by merchants in the private sector, as well as by law enforcement like the Secret Service, to protect Americans’ personal data. It’s a chance to raise awareness of prudent steps every consumer can and should take to protect themselves from fraud.”

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