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Robert Mayer

Date: 04.03.2018
Following years of simmering national security concerns regarding the presence of Chinese products and services in U.S telecommunications networks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in advance of an April 17, 2018 Commission vote. The explanation for the swift FCC action came in a...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 03.13.2018
Every day businesses worldwide compete to become more efficient, effective and profitable through ever-evolving technological innovation and creativity.  Unfortunately, at the same time, malicious actors are working tirelessly to leverage any and all vulnerabilities within any system they can find, or insiders they can manipulate. Over the...
Date: 02.06.2018
With the release of the January 5, 2018 Draft Report to the President “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats” the U.S. Administration set forth a vision that, if properly executed, has the potential to profoundly impact the security of our global...
Date: 11.13.2017
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) was collaboratively designed as a tool to help companies strategically manage their cybersecurity risk. Policy discussions on both the national and international level since its creation in 2014 have credited this Framework for helping to improve...
Date: 11.01.2017
In today’s hyper-connected digital economy, an organization’s value is often determined by its ability to manage and protect information that it collects, stores and moves across internal and external networks. When these highly-prized digital assets are stolen, or when the systems that manage their use are compromised,...
Date: 09.13.2017
Earlier this week I participated in a roundtable discussion at the FCC where issues related to situational awareness of 911 service outages were discussed among a diverse group of interested stakeholders. The discussion included representatives across the public safety community including service providers, 911 vendors, consumer...
Date: 07.24.2017
Last week, USTelecom hosted an event in Washington, D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, “Implementing the White House Cybersecurity Executive Order,” which featured Rob Joyce, White House Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. Joyce joined the White House from the National Security Agency, where he...
Date: 03.18.2015
Communications sector members no longer just have to worry about protecting their system infrastructures from storms, hurricanes and other natural disasters that can impede reliability. They now must deal with ill-intentioned actors using clever and multi-faceted attack strategies on their systems. To address these new security challenges, Federal...