Saturday, April 6, 2013

Telecom firms oppose cybersecurity reform

Government itself is not secure--why should it dictate to others?

Telecom firms dig in their heels over cybersecurity reform | ZDNet: " . . . The U.S. government recently declared cybercrime more of a threat than terrorism, but implementing ways to combat the problem may not be so easy. According to Reuters, both Internet service providers and a number of large telecommunications firms have convinced the Obama Administration that making security measures compulsory is not the correct step to take. In a report released Monday (.pdf) by the FCC on cybersecurity, 20 "controls" are documented with the protection of telecommunications in mind for both businesses and consumers. However, representatives on the advisory panel — from firms and bodies including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and Comcast — argued against an FCC recommendation that telecom companies should be made to abide by these security protocols. . . . " (read more at link above)

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