Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
House Commerce Committee
Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
10:00 a.m.

Background memo

The hearing is intended to review the recent series of connected device-based DDoS attacks, understand current countermeasures, and consider future efforts to combat malicious actors that could target vulnerabilities in modern digital infrastructure.


  • Dale Drew, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Level 3 Communications
  • Kevin Fu, CEO, Virta Labs, and Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan