The Cyber Threat and FBI Response

Statement Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Washington, D.C.

September 10, 2014

Good morning, Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Coburn. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss cyber, terrorism, and other threats to our nation and how the FBI is collaborating with our partners in government, law enforcement, and the private sector to prevent and combat them.

The Cyber Threat and FBI Response

We face cyber threats from state-sponsored hackers, hackers for hire, global cyber syndicates, and terrorists. They seek our state secrets, our trade secrets, our technology, and our ideas— things of incredible value to all of us. They seek to strike our critical infrastructure and to harm our economy.

Given the scope of the cyber threat, agencies across the federal government are making cyber security a top priority.

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