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Record #: R2015-3   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for hearing(s) to facilitate sharing of cybersecurity information between government and private companies to investigate and prosecute cybercriminals and mandate hacked companies to disclose security breaches to employees and customers affected
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Emergency Management & Communications, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Innovation & Technology, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Attachments: 1. R2015-3.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
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WHEREAS, publicly announced cyberattacks against companies such as Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Yahoo! Mail, eBay, UPS, Home Depot, Apple iCloud, and J.P. Morgan Chase have highlighted the need for heightened cybersecurity; and

WHEREAS, last January, Target announced that the contact information of 70 million individuals was taken during a December 2013 breach in which cybercriminals also stole information from 40 million customer credit and debit cards; and

WHEREAS, last September, Home Depot announced that cybercriminals used malware to compromise the credit card information for roughly 56 million shoppers in its 2,000 U.S. and Canadian outlets; and

WHEREAS, the increases in the rate and severity of cyberattacks on American companies demonstrates the threat to U.S. commerce; and

WHEREAS, in 2013, cybercrime reportedly cost U.S. companies and individuals $38 billion; and

WHEREAS, North Korea recently organized a cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment and made unacceptable threats of violence against movie theatres and moviegoers worldwide; and

WHEREAS, the cyberattack debilitated Sony computers and led to Sony temporarily canceling the release of "The Interview," a movie that depicts the assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un; and

WHEREAS, North Korea's cyberattack was an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life; and

WHEREAS, between 2009 and 2011, there was a 17-fold increase in computer attacks on American infrastructure, initiated by criminal gangs, hackers and other nations; and

WHEREAS, cyberattacks on utilities, military defense systems, water treatment plants, and other critical infrastructure are a direct threat to our national security; and

WHEREAS, President Obama has said that cyberattacks are one of the most serious challenges we face as a nation and America's economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity; and

WHEREAS, in his 2015 State ofthe Union ad...

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