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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: 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: 07.26.2016
From the time of early civilizations, public humiliation has been used as a way to punish a wrongdoer. Today, public humiliation has reemerged as cyberbullying and internet shaming. Through use of social media, anyone online is able to anonymously cast their opinion while the masses give their input or influence more to do the same. This online...
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USTelecom member companies are committed to mitigating the impact of calls made to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and continue to work collectively with private and government stakeholders to combat the growing problem of illegal calls using fake or “spoofed” phone numbers. Spoofing Challenges...
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USTelecom and the White House recognize that the communications industry is one of the nation’s most critical infrastructures and an invaluable resource during a national security crisis. Status Our industry invests billions of dollars in networks and critical infrastructure systems to prepare for and restore damage caused by natural...
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In addition to the Board of Directors and Leadership Committee, USTelecom committees work to guide the association's strategic advocacy. These committees provide an opportunity for USTelecom members to use their specialized expertise to evaluate proposed legislation and regulations that may have a significant impact on the operations of member...