USTelecom supports efforts to improve cybersecurity and encourages greater awareness and outreach through cooperation and information sharing.
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, 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.
National Cybersecurity Policy Initiatives
White House Executive Orders and Presidential Directives
- February 2016 Executive Order 13718 Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity
- July 2016 Presidential Policy Directive PPD-41 Cyber Incident Coordination
- February 2015 Executive Order 13691 - Cybersecurity Information Sharing
- February 2012 Executive Order 13636 – Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
- February 2012 Presidential Policy Directive PPD-21 – Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
Department of Homeland Security
- December 2016 National Cyber Incident Response Plan
- DHS Information Sharing
- National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
- Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program (CISCP)
- Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS)
- Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)
- Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs)
- Automated Indicator Sharing
- Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program (PCII)
Department of Commerce
- January 2017 Advancing the Internet of Things
- January 2017 NIST Cybersecurity Framework Draft 1.1
- December 2016 Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity Report
- December 2016 Improving Cybersecurity Through Enhanced Vulnerability Disclosure