FCC to Become Player in Broadband Cybersecurity Framework

To do almost anything now, you need a high-speed network connection. Sadly, many people in the United States are still using Dial up. Plans are in motion to provide high-speed access to all of the US by 2020.

With our digital borders already porous, adding so much new infrastructure brings up some security issues. With the National Broadband Plan released on Tuesday, the FCC will take on a new level of responsibility for securing our nation’s communications infrastructure.

“The plan calls for the FCC to create a cybersecurity roadmap for the nation, establish an Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) and a Cybersecurity Information Reporting System (CIRS), and establish a cybersecurity certification program for network operators.”

For more information see the full article at GCN.

~ by D. Dieterle on March 18, 2010.

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