March 25, 2019
(Washington, DC) – Today, the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) released its Sector Activities Report for 2018.
CSCC accomplishments detailed in the 2018 report also include public-private engagement on the Administration’s Botnet Roadmap and on the NSTAC’s Cybersecurity Moonshot Initiative; significant participation in initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new National Risk Management Center (NRMC); engagement in multiple initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); various physical infrastructure efforts; and dedicated activities to help small and mid-size communications companies navigate cybersecurity threats and manage risks.
“2018 made clear our sector’s commitment to ensuring the resiliency of communications infrastructure, which is essential to unleashing the potential of American communities,” said Robert Mayer, chair of CSCC and Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity at USTelecom. “Through public-private partnerships and cross-sector engagement, we will continue to protect our nation from both natural and man-made threats, including on the cybersecurity front.”
“I’m proud of the CSCC’s significant achievements in 2018, which demonstrate the communications sector’s concerted commitment to collectively addressing cybersecurity and physical challenges,” said Kathryn Condello, vice-chair of CSCC and CenturyLink.
The report details the CSCC’s efforts to build on previous initiatives, while also leveraging new platforms for sector engagement, cross-sector outreach, and public-private collaboration throughout 2018. Beginning with the Administration’s Botnet Report, which fulfilled a key component of the President’s May 2017 Cybersecurity Executive Order 13800 “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” through active participation in new cross-sector venues such as the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), the communications sector has demonstrated concerted commitment to mitigating security risks.
A link to the full report can be found here.
About the CSCC: The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), with its government partners, works to protect the nation’s communications critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) from harm and to ensure that the nation’s communications networks and systems are secure, resilient, and rapidly restored after a natural or manmade disaster. Visit us at: https://www.comms-scc.org/