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Amit Yoran testifies before US select committee

Netwitness : 22 September, 2008  (Company News)
Chairman and CEO of NetWitness lends his expertise to US Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence by giving testimony on cyber security implications
NetWitness has announced that its Chairman and CEO, Amit Yoran has testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr Yoran's testimony titled "Intelligence Implications of Recommendations from the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President," focuses on the role that the US Intelligence Community plays in the ongoing national cyber security crisis.
"Our Nation is entirely reliant upon computer systems and computer technologies in everything from national security and intelligence activities, to commerce and business operations, to power production and transmission, to personal communications and correspondences," testified Mr Yoran. "Beyond its role as a communications medium, computer-based automation and technology are the driving forces behind every major industrial and economic base in the world. Simply put, computer technologies and communications represent the greatest threat to and opportunity for the US Intelligence Community.'

His written testimony is available for download from the NetWitness website.

Mr Yoran currently serves as CEO of NetWitness. He has previously served as the Director of the National Cyber Security Division and the US-CERT at the Department of Homeland Security; as CEO and founder of Riptech, a leading managed security services provider; and as a the manager of the Vulnerability Analysis Program of the US Department of Defense's Computer Emergency Response Team. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Master of Science in Computer Science from The George Washington University. Mr Yoran has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, has been quoted extensively in the global press and also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the world.
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