USTelecom supports efforts to improve cybersecurity and encourages greater awareness and outreach through cooperation and information sharing.
2018 USTelecom Cybersecurity Toolkit
Today’s cyber ecosystem is a highly complex and dynamic universe consisting of a global set of diverse stakeholders. As the internet becomes more widely available across the globe, cyberattacks have become more sophisticated and consequential, heightening the need for industry and government to work cooperatively to share information and establish effective risk management approaches. Developing and promoting effective prevention, response and recovery capabilities, and working in partnership with all stakeholders in the internet ecosystem, is a top priority for our members.
USTelecom plays a leading role in organizing sector advocacy with members, other trade associations and various government partnership councils and committees. We regularly convene high-level policy discussions with top officials in the White House, executive and legislative arena and critical infrastructure industries through the National Cybersecurity Policy Forum series.
We work closely with numerous government and industry stakeholders in a broad variety of cyber infrastructure resilience initiatives. Our partnerships within DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) and the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection are designed to promote greater coordination and collaboration across critical infrastructure sectors and increase education and awareness efforts related to cybersecurity threats, information sharing, and incident response. USTelecom also works with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce, and is an active participant in the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) which develops best practices through collaborative and voluntary efforts with cybersecurity and technology professionals.
The USTelecom Cybersecurity Toolkit
In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we released the association’s 2018 Cybersecurity Toolkit – a comprehensive guide to navigating the complex world of cybersecurity. The Toolkit includes the latest data on cybersecurity initiatives, including more than 350 links to cyber definitions, overviews and reports, as well as industry best practices and cybersecurity strategies. USTelecom's Cybersecurity Toolkit facilitates access to publicly available information about the venues, participants, public-private partnerships, and other initiatives that compose the cybersecurity ecosystem. We believe the Toolkit will be a valuable resource for experts and novices alike to secure our digital society.
Fact Sheet on Cybersecurity Executive Order
The White House has issued a Cybersecurity Executive Order as a new tool to help secure the nation and its economy from cyberattacks in this global era. We have developed a fact sheet to help explain the Executive Order that can be viewed here.
- Nov. 15, 2017 - Testimony of Robert H. Mayer USTelecom Senior Vice President Cybersecurity before the House Homeland Security Sub-cmte on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Maximizing the Value of Cyber Threat Information Sharing
- Blog: Implementing the White House Cybersecurity Executive Order
- 2017 New York State Cybersecurity Conference: Cybersecurity Policy Overview here.
- Fact sheet on the Cybersecurity Executive Order can be viewed here
- Available on-demand: High-level policy discussions with top officials in the White House, executive and legislative arena and critical infrastructure industries through the National Cybersecurity Policy Forum series.
- 2016 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses (SMB)