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House Proceeding 02-03-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 0:21:05 to 0:25:40
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David Wu

0:20:57 to 0:21:18( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: of h.r. 4061, which will improve our nation's cybersecurity by supporting research, create usable technical standards and promote cybersecurity education. cybersecurity is critically important and i want to commend our chairman, chairman gordon, for bringing this legislation to the floor today and for his long-term leadership on this issue.

David Wu

0:21:05 to 0:25:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Wu

David Wu

0:21:19 to 0:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: the recent cyberattack perpetrated by china against google and numerous other american companies is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities we face in an electrically interconnected world. more a more of our personal information is making its way online. everything from traffic control systems and air traffic control

David Wu

0:21:40 to 0:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: to manufacturing and banking depends on internet network systems. within the science committee, the technology and innovation subcommittee, i which i chair, has been exploring ways the national institute o standard and technologies expertise in information technology can be used to advance the administration's goal of

David Wu

0:22:01 to 0:22:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: securing cyberspace. 22 years ago the science and technology committee paved the way for federal cybersecurity efforts with the cybersecurity act of 1987, the first of 13 major laws related to cybersecurity. the 1987 bill charged nist with developing technical standards

David Wu

0:22:23 to 0:22:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: to protect nclassified information in federal compute ever system -- computer systems. h.r. 4061 improves on these ongoing efforts by implementing recommendations made in the cyberspace policy review and in a hearing my subcommittee held last october.

David Wu

0:22:44 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: the cyberspace policy review and the hearing stressed importance of creation as the federagovernment works on international technical standards and education awareness campaign for all internet users and improved identity management systems. nist has a leadership role to play in all three of these critical areas. the u.s. government must better

David Wu

0:23:06 to 0:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: coordinate its efforts to develop international subse technical standards. these -- cybersecurity technical standards. this will assure u.s. representatives will operate with the overarching needs with our nation in mind when they negotiate.

David Wu

0:23:27 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: witnesses testified before the technology and innovations subcommittee that nist is suited for the role of policy coordinator because of extensive technical expertise, established relationships with international bodies and the fact that it is a nonregulatory body. experts also called for a

David Wu

0:23:49 to 0:24:10( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: cybersecurity awareness campaign. while nist can be a valuable resource for internet users by providing consumers the same guidance it gives the agencies, nist guidance is often too technical for the average internet user. the legislation before us today tasks nist with developing a

David Wu

0:24:11 to 0:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: plan to make its sandards and best practices useable for those with less technical expertise. 70% to 90% of needed cybersecurity, take simple steps.

David Wu

0:24:34 to 0:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: don't back up data and have it in an opened, unlock car. it's like washing hands before a surgeon operates on a patient. commonsense steps, available methods and technology. simply put, good computer hygiene. we also know that sibes cannot be -- cybersecurity cannot be

David Wu

0:24:55 to 0:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: improved without first identifying management. this bill improves upon standards such as biometrics by tasking nist of the interoperability of these systems to encourage more widespread use. by focusing on the useability and the privacy aspects of identity management it will

David Wu

0:25:17 to 0:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: have greater confidence in the general public that the personal information will be secure. madam chair, securing cyberspace is a primary concern of each and every one of us. we cannot stand by and let the most powerful fool for connecting americans with each other and the world remain a techno logic wild --

David Wu

0:25:38 to 0:25:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: technologic wild west.

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