Congressional subcommittee addresses growing online security threats
To address the growing concerns associated with online security breaches, Entrust president and CEO Bill Conner recently addressed a Congressional communications and technology subcommittee to discuss emerging threats in this field.
According to an Entrust announcement, the Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses meeting was held by chairman Greg Walden. The hearing addressed threats to the country's ecommerce infrastructure.
Several other online security companies were in attendance to discuss issues with the Subcommittee, which is responsible for several technology jurisdictions. The Entrust announcement said the panel includes 29 congressmen.
Conner told those in attendance that security remains a grave threat to consumers, businesses and the country itself, and collaboration is taking place to respond.
"The good news is that there are, in fact, layered identity-based security strategies out there today that work," said Conner.
A recent study conducted by an IT solutions provider indicated that consumer records are No. 1 target of online security attacks. Of the more than 300 data breach incidents and 2,000 tests the company researched, nearly 90 percent of files attacked fell under this category.