Improving Our Ability to Fight Cybercrime: Oversight of the National Infrastructure Protection Center : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, July 25, 2001, Volume 4

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Page 75 - keep the lights on by developing and encouraging compliance with rules for the reliable operation of these systems. NERC comprises ten Regional Reliability Councils that account for virtually all the electricity supplied in the United States, Canada, and a portion of Baja California Norte, Mexico. In
Page 62 - keep the lights on' by developing and encouraging compliance with rules for the reliable operation of these systems. NERC comprises ten Regional Reliability Councils that account for virtually all the electricity supplied in the United States, Canada, and a portion of Baja California Norte, Mexico. In
Page 18 - NIPC COORDINATION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT HAVE BENEFITED INVESTIGATIVE AND RESPONSE CAPABILITIES FDD 63 directed the NIPC to provide the principal means of facilitating and coordinating the federal government's response to computer-based incidents. In response the NIPC undertook efforts in two major areas: providing coordination and technical support to FBI investigations and establishing
Page 16 - responsibility for providing comprehensive analyses on threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks; issuing timely warnings on threats and attacks; facilitating and coordinating the government's response to cyber incidents; providing law enforcement investigation and response; monitoring reconstitution of minimum required capabilities after an infrastructure attack; and promoting outreach and information sharing.
Page 17 - that, as the administration proceeds, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, in coordination with pertinent executive agencies, • establish a capability for strategic analysis of computer-based threats, including developing related methodology, acquiring staff expertise, and obtaining infrastructure data;
Page 27 - The Secret Service ECSAP program relies on the 4 year-old, Treasury-wide Computer Investigative Specialist (CIS) initiative. All four Treasury law enforcement bureaus—the Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Customs Service, and the US Secret Service—participate and receive training and equipment under this program.
Page 62 - NERC is a not-for-profit organization formed after the Northeast blackout in 1965 to promote the reliability of the bulk electric systems that serve North America. It works with all segments of the electric
Page 17 - the close of our review in February, the position of Chief of the Analysis and Warning Section, which was to be filled by the Central Intelligence Agency, had been vacant for about half of the NIPC's 3-year existence. In addition, the NIPC had been operating with only 13 of the 24 analysts that NIPC officials estimate are needed to develop analytical capabilities.
Page 19 - Further, NIPC and Defense officials agreed that their information-sharing procedures needed improvement, noting that protocols for reciprocal exchanges of information had not been established. In addition, the expertise of the US Secret Service regarding computer crime had not been integrated into
Page 15 - support, such as telecommunications, power distribution, national defense, and essential government services. Malicious attacks, in particular, are a growing concern. The National Security Agency has determined that foreign governments already have or are developing computer attack capabilities, and that potential adversaries are developing a body of knowledge about US systems and methods to attack them. In addition, reported incidents have increased dramatically in recent years.