Subcommittee Chairmen Peter King and Patrick Meehan to Hold Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Cyber Threats

May 20, 2014 Issues: Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity

Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a joint hearing on Assessing Persistent and Emerging Cyber Threats to the U.S. Homeland.

WEDNESDAY, May 21 at 10 a.m.

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Assessing Persistent and Emerging Cyber Threats to the U.S. Homeland

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Joseph Demarest, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mr. Glenn Lemons, Senior Intelligence Officer, Cyber Intelligence Analysis Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Mr. Larry Zelvin, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Subcommittee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) on the hearing: “There is no doubt that foreign actors, including nation-states, terrorists, and criminal organizations, pose a grave cyber threat to the U.S. homeland.  This hearing will examine the persistent threat, assess intentions and capabilities of these bad actors, and review U.S. coordination and response efforts.  Combatting these threats will require a coordinated effort among multiple partners.  I look forward to holding this hearing jointly with Chairman Meehan and the Subcommittee for Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.”

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on the hearing: “Cyberattack and state-sponsored corporate cyberespionage are greater threats to our nation’s security and economic well-being than ever before. Just this week, the Department of Justice announced indictments against five Chinese military operatives for hacking into US companies to steal proprietary information. This is the latest in a series of hearings the cybersecurity subcommittee has held examining the threat to our computer networks and what the US government is doing to mitigate and respond to that threat.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.

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