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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...
Date: 06.09.2016
DALLAS -- Cybersecurity is a worldwide concern that touches the entire internet economy across all business enterprises, USTelecom President Walter McCormick told a cyber policy panel at the TIA 2016: Network of the Future conference. USTelecom, a co-sponsor of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) event, convened a panel of leading...
Date: 03.08.2016
President Obama has likened cyber space to the “wild West,” a new frontier connecting vast troves of data sought by bad actors. The story of this volatile landscape is illustrated through 18 case studies in Verizon’s Data Breach Digest, a complement to the company’s forthcoming annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR...
Date: 02.18.2016
This year promises to bring significant activity in cybersecurity policy, given the increasing awareness of cyber vulnerabilities and potential impact on the nation’s infrastructure. To address these concerns, USTelecom convenes the seventh of a series of cyber policy discussions featuring high-level government and industry officials. Top...
Date: 02.17.2016
(USTelecom is pleased to submit these comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Security” (the Framework). In its RFI, NIST inquires about various aspects of the Framework since its...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 10.14.2015
This effort, which continues to evolve, has included follow-up initiatives by other government agencies as well as industry. In the sixth of a series of forums presented by USTelecom addressing cybersecurity policy across multiple venues, government and industry representatives will provide updates and perspectives on current activities, and...
Date: 04.14.2015
Background: Today, the House Homeland Security Committee marked up and approved H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks while strengthening privacy and civil liberties. The bill is scheduled to be considered on the House floor next...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 03.25.2015
Background: Yesterday, the bipartisan leadership of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and its cybersecurity subcommittee introduced H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats. Please attribute the following...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 03.19.2015
The fifth in USTelecom's series of National Cybersecurity Policy Forums will address analysis and findings from the final report of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) Working Group 4. The report provides insight and guidance on how companies can use the...

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