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TIA Applauds FCC Adoption of CSRIC’s Cybersecurity Best Practices

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 18, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council’s (CSRIC) adoption of cybersecurity risk management guidance and best practices, which TIA’s Director of Government Affairs, Brian Scarpelli, served a co-leadership role in shaping.

TIA issued the following statement:

“Today’s adoption of the CSRIC’s landmark report on cybersecurity risk management and best practices is a very important move towards improving cybersecurity for communications infrastructure. Importantly, it uses a voluntary, public-private partnership model to combat the complex cybersecurity threats our country faces in a dynamic and scalable way.

“TIA played an integral role in developing the CSRIC’s recommendations. Voluntary collaboration between private and public stakeholders, rather than one-size-fits-all, top-down mandates, is essential to comprehensively evaluating and addressing evolving information security threats. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in the next iteration of the CSRIC, and all stakeholders, to improve national cybersecurity.”

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