The U.S. House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies had another panel/hearing on “Examining the Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure and the American Economy”.
This link has the video of Chairman Lungren’s opening statement and links to the full text of the witnesses’ testimony. Chaiman Lungren could not have appeared more bored or perfunctory in his welcome and reading of his remarks, although he was sick so maybe that is the excuse. But why shouldn’t he be bored? We really don’t need more of these shows of how Congress is taking the problem seriously. It is not unique to this issue though. Just the way that Congress works.
The panelist this time were:
- Philip Reitinger of DHS
- Greg Wilshusen of GAO
- James Lewis of CSIS
- Phyliss Schneck of McAfee
- Mischel Kwon of Mischel Kwon Associates
Since the video was not posted, or at least not found by me, all that was left was the written statements which are much longer than the live testimony. You also miss the Q&A from the House members. This really tells you who is engaged and up to speed and who isn’t. For example a recent Senate hearing had Sen. Lieberman asking tough and interesting questions and Sen. Collins asking “How vulnerable is the critical infrastructure to cyber attack?” [Read more…]