The War in Cyberspace: Why We Are Losing—and How to Fight Back

February 14, 2017 1:00 PM

Chairman Michael McCaul delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 RSA Conference entitled, “The War in Cyberspace: Why We Are Losing—and How to Fight Back.”

“Washington must accept a sobering reality: we are losing on the cyber-battlefield and face a bleak threat landscape. From Russian and Chinese hacking to brand-name breaches, our cyber-rivals are overtaking our defenses. We are in the fight of our digital lives. But the new administration has an opportunity to turn the tide and must work with Congress, the private sector and foreign allies to defend our networks and prevail against attackers.”

Full text of McCaul’s prepared remarks as prepared for delivery can be found here.

Every year the RSA Conference Awards recognize individuals who go above and beyond to push our cyber security industry forward with intelligence, innovation, and tireless dedication. This year the RSA Conference paid tribute to the House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul with the RSA Conference 2017 Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy.

As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, McCaul has led the Congress in moving critical cybersecurity legislation to clarify and strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber mission and to promote greater cyber threat information sharing. McCaul was the Co-Chair of the recently released Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Report and Recommendations on Cybersecurity for the 45th President.

The tribute video can be found below: