House cybersecurity hearing on Friday features Melissa Hathaway


“I look forward to working with the Administration and the Senate to strengthen our government’s cyber defenses," Lungren said in a statement announcing Friday's hearing.

"I will work to have our government partner with the private sector and encourage cyber innovation and technology to improve the cybersecurity of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.”

Hathaway helped conduct a cyber-review that influenced the administration's early cybersecurity proposals, though the recent legislation was coordinated by Schmidt and his deputy, Sameer Bhalotra, with input from the various agencies with roles in cybersecurity.

Also appearing at Friday's hearing will be Greg Shannon, chief scientist for the Computer Emergency Readiness Team at Carnegie Mellon University.