Posts Tagged ‘Policy Point’
Wireless Requires Network Flexibility and Info Sharing to Fight Cyberthreats: October WOW Policy Point
Boasting one of the lowest malware infection rates in the world, the U.S. wireless industry needs continued flexibility to manage their networks and exchange information with others to best respond to cyberthreats.
Working with wireless companies to find ways to make the industry more sustainable and help its consumers be green, CTIA’s Green Working Group focusing on several initiatives, including reducing packaging waste and encouraging wireless users to recycling their “old” devices and accessories.
From providing apps that help consumers remotely track, lock and wipe their devices to working with law enforcement to prevent lost or stolen devices from being reactivated, the wireless industry remains committed to protecting consumers and their personal information.
Thanks to telemedicine and apps powered by wireless, consumers are taking control over their health and wellness. Benefiting from a light regulatory touch and fierce competition, the U.S. wireless industry leads the world in mobile health innovations.
The sensitive data flowing between connected devices may make securing the Internet of Things a challenge. Leading the world in investment, the U.S. wireless industry is working to stay ahead of cybercriminals with market-based security solutions.
Over the past decade, texting has become an integral part of how we communicate with friends and family, but it also plays a vital role in emergencies, especially for those with disabilities. Learn about the development and adoption of text-to-911 service, and what it means for consumers.
As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the methods cyberthieves use to breach consumer data. From securing wireless networks to investing millions of dollars in cybersecurity measures, learn about the wireless industry’s efforts to secure user data and what the industry needs from policymakers to address and protect consumers from new threats.
CTIA and the wireless industry have been early leaders to educating consumers about safe driving by creating and sponsoring public service announcements, campaigns and other educational materials. Most recently, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, CTIA and other wireless companies joined the “It Can Wait” campaign that illustrates the dangers of texting while driving.