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Date: 12.15.2016
Background: Today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to step down from his post in coming weeks. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr.: “We thank Chairman Wheeler for his service and express our gratitude for his commitment to expanding next-generation...
Date: 12.08.2016
Multi-sector industry-government engagement is vital if the nation is to stay ahead of the prolific growth and creativity of global cyber threats, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a recent USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Pritzker talked up a report that was months in the works commissioned by the President’s...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 12.06.2016
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will deliver the keynote address at the eighth USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Join us for a discussion of cyber policy initiatives that continue to enhance our nation’s defenses against an array of adversaries. The Secretary will discuss a report by the President’s Commission on...
Date: 11.08.2016
“If we can do our banking on the internet, why can’t we vote online?” is a common question posed by many voters, especially tech-savvy millennials. Not so fast, say election officials and security experts. “Many of the best computer security specialists and cryptographers in the world have studied how to do...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 08.05.2016
The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) would like to thank the ISAO Standards Organization, working group leads, and members that have contributed to the draft guidelines published in July. We believe that the current drafts are trending in the right direction, as they move towards providing greater flexibility and less rigid...
Date: 07.06.2016
Online protection is a real concern for consumers with the rise of cyberattacks and increasing prevalence of harmful content disguised to look legitimate. Consumers must constantly be on guard to safeguard personal and financial information from the multitude of online scams. Parents face an even trickier challenge with overseeing their children...
Date: 06.16.2016
A cybersecurity bill passed by Congress last year is helping facilitate sharing of information between industry and government, USTelecom told a House Homeland Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee convened the hearing to examine how well the Communications Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) is performing. USTelecom was one of...
Date: 06.15.2016
Consumers will be deprived of a consistent and predictable approach to the privacy of internet communications if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeds with a proposal aimed at regulating only one set of players in the internet economy: broadband internet service providers. In comments filed with the FCC, USTelecom criticized the...
Date: 06.10.2016
A House appropriations bill passed last week would ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to study the impact of its set-top box proposal on consumers and industry. The bill got a vote of confidence from two prominent House Democrats, Gene Green of Texas and Yvette Clarke, New York. “The FCC’s proposed rule has the potential...
Date: 06.10.2016
Mobile applications have become increasingly popular in recent years. As broadband speeds and data storage limits increase, so does the number of mobile apps developed and downloaded. While many people don’t think about the security risks, there is a potential that downloading mobile apps could compromise personal information and private...

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