A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats


The purpose of this hearing is to discuss with cybersecurity experts the evolving cyber threat landscape and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) civilian cyber defense mission. Cybersecurity is a complex and serious national and economic security issue that our country will have to take on over the decades to come. In 2015 Congress passed the Cybersecurity Act which authorized DHS to protect both federal networks and U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber risks. Building on that recently passed law, the Committee will be moving legislation to establish a cybersecurity agency at DHS so it can most effectively carry out these civilian cyber defense statutory authorities. This hearing will provide a comprehensive assessment of the current cyber threat environment that will help guide the Committee’s legislative and oversight efforts in defending America’s domestic networks here in the homeland.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

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Gen. Keith B. Alexander (Ret. USA)
President and Chief Executive Officer
IronNet Cybersecurity
Witness Testimony

Mr. Michael Daniel
Cyber Threat Alliance
Witness Testimony

Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo
Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
George Washington University
Witness Testimony

Mr. Bruce W. McConnell
Global Vice President
EastWest Institute
Witness Testimony

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