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Keeping Our Critical Infrastructure Cyber-Secure

We all are increasingly reliant on the Internet. Not just when we’re on a laptop or smart phone. The underlying critical infrastructure that provides essential services to all of us also is becoming more dependent on the internet. While these cyber-dependent networks and devices offer greater convenience and efficiency, they also come with potential risks and threats to our security.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing titled “Examining ObamaCare’s Failures in Security, Accountability, and Transparency”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity & Communications U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo addresses DHS’ efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture and capabilities of civilian Federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services.

Written testimony of NPPD Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Investing in Cybersecurity: Understanding Risks and Building Capabilities for the Future”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Phyllis Schneck addresses NPPD’s efforts to strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure security and resilience against cyber events and other catastrophic incidents.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security closed hearing on the President's FY 2015 budget request for cybersecurity

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding and NPPD Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Phyllis Schneck address NPPD’s efforts to strengthen the Nation’s physical and cyber critical infrastructure security and resilience against terrorist threats, cyber events, natural disasters, and other catastrophic incidents.

Written testimony of USSS for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity field hearing titled “Protecting Your Personal Data: How Law Enforcement Works With the Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime”

At a field hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ari Baranoff addresses the risks and challenges the Nation faces from cyber crime and the importance of partnering with the private sector to address these challenges.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing titled “Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans’ Financial Information”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Director Larry Zelvin addresses DHS’ role in responding to breaches of point of sale (POS) systems in the context of DHS’ responsibilities to deal with cyber threats to the Nation’s financial transaction systems and other important elements of critical infrastructure.

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