[ISN] Broadband plan would make FCC a player in cybersecurity framework

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:19:16 -0600 (CST)

By William Jackson
March 16, 2010

Under the National Broadband Plan released today by the Federal 
Communications Commission, the FCC would assume new responsibilities for 
helping to secure the nation's privately owned communications 

"As the world moves online, America's digital borders are not nearly as 
secure as its physical borders," the FCC said in the report. "The 
country must do better. In a broadband world, there is a unique 
opportunity to achieve a comprehensive vision for enhancing the safety 
and security of the American people."

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.


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