Two Senate committees will hear testimony from experts on Wednesday on cybersecurity and reducing risks to consumer data and national infrastructure.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. to examine ways to prevent attacks on the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Witnesses will include Phyllis Schneck, the deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; Donna Dodson, the chief cybersecurity advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Stephen Caldwell, the director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office.
Other witnesses will include Chief Security Officer at Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information Elayne Starkey, Pepco Holdings Executive Vice President for Power Delivery David Velazquez, Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council Vice Chairman Doug Johnson and CrowdStrike Chief Risk Officer Steven Chabinsky.
Additionally, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing at 2:30 p.m. to examine the risks recent data breaches at several large retailers and other entities pose to consumers. It will also examine the current scope of federal data security protections and pending data security legislation.
Witnesses at the hearing will include FTC Chairman Edith Ramirez, Target Vice President and CFO John J. Mulligan, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, Entrust President David Wagner, Marsh & McLennan Executive Vice President and General Counsel Peter Beshar and Visa Chief Enterprise Risk Officer Ellen Richey.