By William Jackson
March 16, 2010
Under the National Broadband Plan released today by the Federal
Communications Commission, the FCC would assume new responsibilities for
helping to secure the nation's privately owned communications
"As the world moves online, America's digital borders are not nearly as
secure as its physical borders," the FCC said in the report. "The
country must do better. In a broadband world, there is a unique
opportunity to achieve a comprehensive vision for enhancing the safety
and security of the American people."
The plan calls for the FCC to create a cybersecurity roadmap for the
nation, establish an Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC)
and a Cybersecurity Information Reporting System (CIRS), and establish a
cybersecurity certification program for network operators.
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