Chairman, Ranking Member to Hold First Cyber Hearing

**Please note time change**

Due to votes being scheduled – the hearing time has been moved to 1:30 pm ET.


WASHINGTON – Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) will hold a hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, on the topic of protecting America from cyber-attacks: the importance of information sharing. The hearing will examine the cybersecurity threats U.S. businesses and other organizations face and consider ways to mitigate those threats from a private sector perspective. The full witness list is below.

Marc D. Gordon

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

American Express

Scott Charney

Corporate Vice President

Trustworthy Computing Group

Microsoft Corp.

Peter J. Beshar

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.

Richard Bejtlich

Chief Security Strategist


Greg Nojeim

Senior Counsel and Director

Freedom, Security and Technology Project

Center for Democracy & Technology

The hearing will focus on three key issues. First, the committee will seek to develop an understanding of the scope and size of cybersecurity threats against U.S. businesses. Second, the committee will discuss the role of various cybersecurity legislative and non-legislative proposals, such as improving information sharing and data-breach notification, in mitigating threats and filling gaps in current practices. Third, the committee will examine what such proposals must include in order to be effective.


For more information or to watch a live stream of the meeting, please click here. (Note: Please refresh the hearing webpage at the scheduled start time. Streaming will start once the hearing begins).


WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

WHERE: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET


Members of the media:

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