FCC Offers Voluntary Cyber Security Guidelines
The Federal Communications Commission’s Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) released its initial recommendations addressing cyber security threats in commercial networks. CSRIC recommended that ISPs (i) adopt an Anti-Bot Code of Conduct that would help detect and remediate bots; (ii) take the first steps towards implementation of DNSSEC secure protocol extensions that prevent such fraudulent DNS activity; and (iii) implement new technologies and practices to reduce IP route hijacking. Major Internet service providers including AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox, Sprint, Time Warner Cable and Verizon promised to follow the recommendations.
More Info: FCC panel proposes cybersecurity guidelines, The Hill; FCC Fact Sheet; FCC Cyber Security Guide for Small Business (below)
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