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Action Center: Cybersecurity

Resources To Combat Cyber Security Threats

The relentless pace of cyberattacks demands unprecedented industry and government collaboration to establish effective cyber risk management through shared information and best practices. USTelecom and our members work closely with government and industry to make sure the communications networks transporting information remain secure.

USTelecom: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Uniquely Vulnerable to Cyber AttacksUSTelecom’s 2021 Cybersecurity Survey of Critical Infrastructure Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) examines the cybersecurity risks, readiness, and realities SMBs who own, operate, or support U.S. critical infrastructure face in establishing and maintaining cybersecurity in their organizations.

The CSDE’s Cyber Crisis: Foundations of Multi-Stakeholder Coordination outlines the essential components of multi-stakeholder coordination during a cybersecurity crisis, particularly a rapid mobilization by government and industry and a strategy to interact with relevant responders. The report recommends industry determine the best cybersecurity assets and capabilities of any company and the establishment of a close working relationship during a cyber incident.

In The C2 Consensus on IoT Device Security Baseline Capabilities, CSDE brings together a group of 20 major cybersecurity and technology organizations and dozens of their technical experts in a first-of-its-kind effort to develop a consensus set of security capabilities for the rapidly growing IoT marketplace.

The C2 Consensus provides guidance to industry and government on important security capabilities that IoT devices need to meet the market’s expectations for security and harmonize policies around the world—an approach that will be more effective than local initiatives that would fragment security protocols, reduce efficiencies and weaken security.

There is no more direct threat to the security of sovereign nations, international businesses, and individuals, than cybercriminals.Jonathan Spalter

Convening Cyber Experts to Combat Cyber Criminals

USTelecom, along with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) launched the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) to bring together companies from across the information technology and communications sectors to collaboratively combat increasingly sophisticated and emerging global cyber threats.

CSDE authored the 2021 Botnet and IoT Security Guide in an effort to combat the paralyzing force of botnets and distributed attacks. Read the full report to learn best practices, from “baseline” to “advanced,” all Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders can use to protect their networks against cybersecurity threats.

The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), with its government partners, works to protect the nation’s communications critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) from harm and to ensure that the nation’s communications networks and systems are secure, resilient, and rapidly restored after a natural or manmade disaster.