House Energy & Commerce Committee Testimony on Cyber Threats

On Tuesday March 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled, “Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy.” This was the first in a series of hearings focused on cyberspace, the Internet, and the challenges and opportunities that they present. Cyberspace has become the backbone and engine of the 21st century economy, and recent high-profile information security breaches have raised awareness of the vulnerabilities and risks facing cyberspace. With this hearing series, the subcommittee seeks to expand the discussion surrounding these issues to examine the broader implications for businesses and consumers in today’s 21st century economy. This initial hearing will provide an overview of the issue, focusing on the history, evolution, and future of cybersecurity.

The witnesses included Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye, Incorporated; and Gregory Shannon, Chief Scientist, CERT Program, the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. III.

Lin's testimony begins at 21:00.