Congress & Cybersecurity: On-Again, Off-Again… Again
Turns out cybersecurity may not be dead in 2010. Remember Stuxnet, the ol’ computer worm wreaking havoc on major industrial systems around the globe, including that of Iran’s nuclear power plant?
Well, it’s back. Or maybe it never left. But this time, it’s back on the Congressional platter, as an item of interest to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.
According to the Committee’s calendar, a hearing will take place on the morning of Wednesday, November 17, to discuss “Securing Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Stuxnet.”
Panel witnesses for the hearing include: Sean McGurk, Acting Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center for the US Department of Homeland Security; Michael J. Assante, President and CEO of the National Board of Information Security Examiners; Dean Turner, Director of Global Intelligence Network for Symantec Corporation; and Mark W. Gandy, Global Manager of IT Security and Information Asset Management for Dow Corning Corporation.
Stay tuned for the outcome…