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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: 03.01.2017
  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: 07.06.2016
Online protection is a real concern for consumers with the rise of cyberattacks and increasing prevalence of harmful content disguised to look legitimate. Consumers must constantly be on guard to safeguard personal and financial information from the multitude of online scams. Parents face an even trickier challenge with overseeing their children...
Date: 06.10.2016
Mobile applications have become increasingly popular in recent years. As broadband speeds and data storage limits increase, so does the number of mobile apps developed and downloaded. While many people don’t think about the security risks, there is a potential that downloading mobile apps could compromise personal information and private...
Date: 04.12.2016
For businesses of all sizes, security threats carry a high cost, from financial losses to compromised intellectual property to disrupted productivity. While companies plan to invest more in cybersecurity protections over the next year, there are simple steps businesses and their employees can take to prevent threats. These tips are the focus of...
Date: 03.08.2016
President Obama has likened cyber space to the “wild West,” a new frontier connecting vast troves of data sought by bad actors. The story of this volatile landscape is illustrated through 18 case studies in Verizon’s Data Breach Digest, a complement to the company’s forthcoming annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR...
Date: 01.16.2015
When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998, people connected to the Internet via dial-up. Today, broadband, smartphones and millions of apps have revolutionized the way consumers access and use the Internet. To keep pace with these evolving technologies, COPPA was updated in...
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USTelecom encourages voluntary participation in best practices in online safety to ensure cyberspace is safe for everyone. Status Online safety has become a real concern for all consumers, whether safeguarding personal and financial information from unauthorized parties or protecting their children from harmful content. Companies are...
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Although broadband generates numerous benefits for consumers, it fosters inevitable challenges as well. Our industry is committed to protecting consumers. Broadband technology has transformed many facets of our lives, inspiring new ways of performing routine daily tasks in an online ecosystem. As more of these tasks are performed over...