Cybersecurity: One of the U.S. Wireless Industry’s Priorities

Cybersecurity is extremely important to CTIA and our members. Earlier this month, we announced John Marinho joined CTIA as our Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity. With his extensive background and knowledge of telecom and technology, he is leading CTIA’s efforts to help secure our members’ networks and devices against threats. In addition, he’ll be integral in helping us educate policymakers on emerging technologies while advocating for sensible and practical regulations that do not impose unintended consequences.

In a few hours, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology will hold a hearing on “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Public Sector Responses.”

Our focus, through John’s efforts, will bring members, government agency representatives and researchers and experts from around the country to work together to protect our wireless networks and devices against threats. By convening these individuals, we will help avoid duplicative efforts while addressing issues in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

We are looking for this group to share:

  • Best practices and existing standards (including technical exchange)
  • Known vulnerabilities and countermeasures
  • Suggestions and ideas on how the industry improves security while being technology agnostic and maintain the openness of the Internet

John will share some more information about the group and its focus after today’s House Subcommittee hearing.

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