Hearings

Federal Government and Small Businesses: Promoting Greater Information Sharing for Stronger Cybersecurity



The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Federal Government and Small Businesses: Promoting Greater Information Sharing for Stronger Cybersecurity.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Small businesses are prime targets for cyber attackers and the threat continues to grow. Unfortunately, small business owners face an uphill battle in protecting themselves from bad actors because they often lack the resources required to employ the best defenses.  As the federal government and private sector continue to take steps to strengthen small business cybersecurity, the lack of information sharing between federal and private partners poses a major hurdle to effectively combatting cyber attacks. The hearing will examine how federal agencies can encourage greater information sharing with small businesses and provide timely assistance and resources when a cyber attack on a small business occurs. Additionally, the hearing will examine the policies that discourage small businesses from engaging with federal agencies for cybersecurity assistance.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo 

Witnesses
Mr. Rob Arnold
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Threat Sketch, LLC
Winston-Salem, NC
Testimony
Disclosure

Ms. Ola Sage
Chief Executive Officer
e-Management
Silver Spring, MD
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Morgan Reed
President
ACT | The App Association
Washington, DC
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Thomas Gann
Chief Public Policy Officer
McAfee, LLC
Reston, VA 
Testimony
Disclosure