TIA submits preliminary cybersecurity framework to NIST

TIA will continue to work with NIST and others as the framework is finalized.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) input on the preliminary version of its Cybersecurity Framework, being developed per the association's Executive Order 13636, entitled Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

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In the submission, TIA urges NIST to: clearly define the purpose and nature of the framework; ensure that the framework is retains key characteristics towards maximizing flexibility in its use; very carefully proceed with its proposal to address privacy; and to continue to work to collect existing standards toward building a compendium which would provide a list of standards applicable to risk management for one or more sectors.

TIA says it is committed to improving network resiliency to cyber-based attacks, including for critical infrastructure, and will continue to work with NIST and others as the framework is finalized.

Read a PDF document describing TIA’s cybersecurity comments to NIST.

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