CISA Promotes Coverage for FCC High-Risk Services

While government organizations are required to follow the guidance, private sectors are encouraged to as well.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently published guidance requiring federal agencies to incorporate the Covered List from President Biden’s administration into their cyber risk management plans. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) maintains the Covered List, naming companies that pose greater security threats to computer networks than others. Chinese-based Huawei, ZTE, Dahua, and China Unicom are among the list of companies more likely to create digital vulnerabilities in private networks.

“Organizations that are bound to CISA’s directives are required to follow them and take the necessary actions, while for civilian organizations, CISA directives are simply a recommendation,” senior technical engineer Mike Parkin said. “However, from a cybersecurity perspective, they have historically been sound recommendations and are well worth following.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the FCC as they promote guidance on cyber security.
  • For Director Jen Easterly as she heads the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Sources: Federal Communications Commission, InfoSecurity Magazine


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