Cybersecurity Congressional Testimonies Archive

A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats

March 22, 2017

Statement by Frank J. Cilluffo before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security

A Global Perspective on Cyber Threats

June 16, 2015

Statement by Frank J. Cilluffo before U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Stakeholder Perspectives on Priorities for the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)

June 20, 2014

HSPI & Cybersecurity Initiative Director Frank Cilluffo testified on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, in a hearing before the U.S.

Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes (PDF)

May 24, 2013

While different countries may employ different means and mechanisms that best correspond to the specific circumstances and conditions that prevail in each Member State, our fundamental goals and objectives are shared—namely to thwart terrorists and terrorism committed against innocent individuals and populations.

Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure (PDF)

March 20, 2013

The cyber threat comes in various shapes, sizes, and forms. The bar to entry is low to launch a relatively rudimentary, but still potentially damaging, cyber-attack. The threat spectrum ranges from nation-states plus their proxies, to foreign terrorist organizations, criminal syndicates and information brokers, to hacktivists, to ankle-biters operating out of their parents’ home.

The Iranian Cyber Threat to the United States (PDF)

April 26, 2012

Iran and proxies have long had the United States in their crosshairs. Up until 9/11, in fact, it was Iran’s chief proxy, Hezbollah, that held the mantle of deadliest terrorist organization, having killed more Americans up to that point than any other terrorist group.

The Internet: A Portal to Violent Islamist Extremism (PDF)

May 03, 2007

Savvy use of the Internet has empowered terror networks to expand their reach beyond national borders by enabling wide distribution of a compelling message and social connectivity with new audiences. Cyberspace is now the battlefield and the “war” is one of ideas.

Wired World: Cyber Security and the U.S. Economy (PDF)

June 21, 2001

Information technology's impact on society has been profound and touches everyone, whether we examine our economy, our quality of life, or our national security. Along with the clear rewards come new risks and a litany of unintended consequences that need to be better understood and managed by our industry and government leaders.