• On July 26, 2011, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: An Overview of Risks to Critical Infrastructure”. Witnesses included Roberta Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, who stated that “We face threats that could significantly compromise the accessibility and reliability of our information infrastructure.” Subcommittee Chair Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., noted that “Our systems are interconnected and depend on one another to operate. A vulnerability in one critical infrastructure naturally exposes other critical infrastructures to the same threats and risks[.]” For more information, click here.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Cybercrime: Updating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Protect Cyberspace and Combat Emerging Threats” on August 3, 2011, at 10:00 am Eastern in 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Scheduled witnesses are James A. Baker, Associate Deputy Attorney General, DOJ, and Pablo A. Martinez, Criminal Investigative Division, U.S. Secret Service. For more information, click here.