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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...
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...
Date: 03.09.2015
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a USTelecom Cybersecurity Policy Forum he was hopeful Congress can move forward with cybersecurity legislation to facilitate information sharing. “I think we can do this,” Johnson said, adding that witnesses at a Jan. 28 committee hearing were “not that far apart...
Posted In: cybersecurity
Date: 03.06.2015
USTelecom kicks off its fifth National Cybersecurity Policy Forum with a keynote address by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who is already playing a major role to further advance cybersecurity legislation by seeking to build broad bipartisan consensus on key issues. He...

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