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Date: 05.22.2017
With the global ransomware assault  as a backdrop, cybersecurity experts from around the country gathered in Washington for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) workshop on updating its cybersecurity framework, which is a guide for federal agencies and private industry on how to secure critical cyber...
Date: 05.11.2017
Background: Today, the White House issued an Executive Order, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” which outlines steps for improving the nation’s cybersecurity. The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Securing America’s communications...
Date: 04.03.2017
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter was featured on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” on Saturday, April 1 to talk about internet regulation and telecom issues. C-SPAN’s Peter Slen and Reuters’ David Shepardson asked an array of questions including recent legislation on consumer privacy, cybersecurity issues,...
Date: 03.21.2017
More than half of all Americans express concern about the security of their data, but too many use the internet equivalent of putting the front door key under the welcome mat when protecting their digital assets. For cybersecurity experts, the list of poor practices is harrowing and includes: using an overly simple password, using the same...
Date: 03.16.2017
Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) from hackers and cyber crooks needs to be a top concern for manufacturers, consumers and broadband network providers. More than 26 million U.S. households own at least one smart home device, which represents a 35 percent increase from the beginning of 2016. Half of consumers say privacy is their greatest...
Date: 03.01.2017
  Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a temporary stay of a data security regulation that would have subjected internet service providers to a different standard than other companies in the internet ecosystem. The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Date: 12.08.2016
Multi-sector industry-government engagement is vital if the nation is to stay ahead of the prolific growth and creativity of global cyber threats, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a recent USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Pritzker talked up a report that was months in the works commissioned by the President’s...
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Date: 12.06.2016
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will deliver the keynote address at the eighth USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Join us for a discussion of cyber policy initiatives that continue to enhance our nation’s defenses against an array of adversaries. The Secretary will discuss a report by the President’s Commission on...

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