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House Proceeding 02-03-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 0:08:40 to 0:12:25
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David Wu

0:08:29 to 0:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: for five minutes. mr. lipinski: madam speaker, i want to begin by chaing chairman gordon for all his work this bill and on the cybersecurity issue in general. this is, as the chairman said, a good bipartisan bill, also i want to thank ranking member, mr. hall, for his work and dr. ehlers as we worked on the

David Wu

0:08:40 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Wu

David Wu

0:08:51 to 0:09:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: research and science, education subcommittee on this bill. almost a year ago president obama called for a comprehensive 60-day review of u.s. cyberspace policy. this call and the excellent recommendations contained in the resulting report led to a series of hearings in my research and science, education subcommittee,

David Wu

0:09:12 to 0:09:33( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: as well as the full science and technology committee. we heard in these hearings about the various aspects of cybersecurity r&d, including the state of research programs, partnerships with the private sector, the i. timplet work force and how they're responding to the review.

David Wu

0:09:34 to 0:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: h.r. 4051 i built upon what we learned in these hearings and some of the critical issues raised in a 60-day review. specifically it aims to build strong public-private partnerships, improve the transfer of cybersecurity technoogies in the marketplace, train an i.t. work force for both the public and private sectors and coordinate and

David Wu

0:09:55 to 0:10:15( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: prioritize federal cybersecurity r&d. information technology is an integral part of all of our daily lives. computers, cell phones, internet have greatly increased our productivity and connectivity. unfortunately disconnectivity and independence of our critical infrastructure and information

David Wu

0:10:16 to 0:10:36( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: technology have increased our vulnerability to cyberattacks. one month ago we saw a coordinated foreign attack on google's website. last week we also saw an attack, an infiltration, on our house website.

David Wu

0:10:37 to 0:10:58( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: last year the pentagon reported more than 360 million attempts to break into its network. but it's not just the pentagon or house of representatives that needs to worry about cybersecurity. cybercrime is a problem for businesses large and small and for every single american. the f.t.c. estimates that

David Wu

0:10:59 to 0:11:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: identity theft costs consumers $50 billion annually and even more alarmingly, it the fastest growing type of fraud in the united states. in these -- and these aren't just individual criminals. increasing globalization in the internet means a sophisticated organized crime groups can mine information, selling it both

David Wu

0:11:21 to 0:11:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: nationally and internationally. improving the security of cyberspace is of the utmost importance and will take the collective effort of the federal government, the private sector, our scientists and engineers in every -- and every american to succeed in this bill makes an important step forward in doing this. last fall as chairman gordon

David Wu

0:11:43 to 0:12:03( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: said under the leadership of congresswoman clarke we passed a resolution recognizing national cybersecurity awareness month. among other things, this resolution contributed to important education awareness campaign, a national effort to make people aware of the problem and to make them think about what i like to call practicing good computer hygiene.

David Wu

0:12:04 to 0:12:26( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: however, federal leadership is not only need to increase public awareness, but also i research, education and demonstrating how to secure our systems. chairman gordon gave a very good summary of what is in this bill. i want to focus on one particular aspect a little bit. on education.

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