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TIA Reacts to NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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TIA Reacts to NIST Cybersecurity Framework

ARLINGTON, VA (October 22, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks , today commented on the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

TIA President Grant Seiffert issued the following statement:

“TIA applauds NIST and Director Gallagher for their commitment to fulfill the President's goals in his February 2013-issued Executive Order to strengthen the nation's resilience to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.   The telecommunications industry is one of the leading drivers of jobs and innovation across critical infrastructure sectors, and TIA has worked closely with the Administration on this effort. We have emphasized the importance of developing a voluntary and flexible Framework that truly provides the tools to address cybersecurity concerns, while avoiding what is effectively a government mandate.  We look forward to closely reviewing this draft and providing input from the ICT manufacturer, vendor, and supplier perspective.”

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details. 

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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