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FCC's 'security by design' group identifies most critical aspects of NIST framework

January 26, 2016 |
Charlie Mitchell
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An industry-led Federal Communications Commission working group on "security by design" has prioritized elements of the federal framework of cybersecurity standards as it develops a guide for hardware and software vendors and their customers in the telecommunications sector.

The process demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework of cybersecurity standards, according to working group participants.

"Working group 6," chartered under the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council, in March will deliver...


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President Trump could redefine roles and lines of responsibility between businesses and the federal government.

The incoming Trump administration is being urged to "take stock" of the entire range of Obama initiatives on cybersecurity, with implications for government-industry partnerships, regulations, liability in cyberspace, the military's role and more. How President Trump translates his emphasis on deterrence and securing critical infrastructure into policy will have broad impacts on industry's cyber efforts and be closely followed in Congress.

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