The United States faces significant cybersecurity threats from state actors, from private actors motivated by financial greed, and from terrorists. Today, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held its first hearing on cybersecurity in this Congress.
This is an important subcommittee to watch. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) tasked its Chairman, Mac Thornberry (R-TX), with overseeing the process through which various Committees in the House will move cybersecurity legislation. Its ranking member, Jim Langevin (D-RI) is a Co-Chair of House Cybersecurity Caucus and a Co-Chair of the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. I was privileged to testify at the hearing.
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