Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks (Location: RHOB 2322): House Committee to Meet November 16, 2016

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), have scheduled a joint hearing for Wednesday, November 16, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks.”

In light of the last month’s cyberattacks against global Internet routing company DYN and the committee’s ongoing work examining emerging cybersecurity issues, next week the subcommittees seek to examine how Internet of Things (IOT) connected devices are used in cyberattacks to deny access to popular websites or otherwise disrupt online services. The committee has a long track record of examining emerging cybersecurity threats and their impact on consumers and the economy.

Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing webcast will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Chairman:
Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
Vice Chairman:
Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
Republicans:
12
Democrats:
8
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