Hackings at State, Commerce Draw House Subcommittee's Attention
Jason Miller writes on FCW.com:
The House Homeland Security Committee’s Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology Subcommittee wants more information from at least two agencies on recent network break-ins.More here.
In letters to State Department Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Commerce Department Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) asked them to answer eight questions regarding each agency’s recent cyberattack.
The subcommittee will hold a hearing April 19 on this subject with Jerry Dixon, director of the National Cyber Security Division in the Homeland Security Department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; David Jarrell, manager of Commerce’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program; Don Reid, senior coordinator for security infrastructure in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security; and Greg Wilshusen, the Government Accountability Office’s director of information security issues.