Irwin Leads Cybersecurity Hearing on Public Safety and National Security

Thursday, July 9, 2015

(Sacramento) – The series of high-profile cyber-attacks on both private and public networks has demonstrated the growing risk to our most important societal systems, our critical infrastructure sectors. In the interests of public safety, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) convened a hearing of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity that featured two panels: one to examine the actions being taken by State government, and one to weigh input from the private sector. “This issue needs to become a priority so that it is a consideration in all policy discussions and not ignored in future state budgets,” said Assemblymember Irwin as the hearing began. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.