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The communications industry presents a truly irresistible target to cybercriminals. This is because telecom not only serves as the foundation for all other critical infrastructure, it also carries personal and sensitive data for individuals, businesses and government. By carrying out a cyberattack on a telecommunications operator, a hacker can cause massive phone and internet outages, crippling business and disrupting everyday life in a multitude of ways. As the internet and mobile devices proliferate across the globe, the cyber landscape grows ever more complicated, with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks that are capable of profound and even life-threatening damage.

Telecom equipment manufacturers must defend against external attacks involving supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) security pertaining to industrial control systems, and telecom equipment security. Device security vulnerabilities are growing, and denial-of-service attacks are a major threat. “Always-on” services and the IoT complicate cybersecurity for telecom companies, especially those providing cloud-based and online services.

To combat this threat, industry and government must work together to share information and minimize risk. Trust in our networks depends on a strong and adaptable cyber ecosystem. TIA works to secure trust in networks by advocating public policy positions on the security of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment and services related to critical infrastructure, supply chain and information sharing. To boost cybersecurity, TIA supports public-private partnerships, industry-led best practices through it's Technology Programs focused on assurance and global standards.

TIA also supports U.S. government information-sharing initiatives to provide the industry with the threat information to safeguard networks and participates in multi-stakeholder groups such as the Sector Coordinating Councils within the Department of Homeland Security, which serve as the sector's voice and facilitates the government's collaboration with the sector for critical infrastructure security and resilience activities. Cybersecurity funding for federal research efforts is also critical. TIA helps shape government decisions, for example, with filings on NIST cybersecurity frameworks, and new cyber legislation such as the CLOUD Act.

IT-AAC Says Fed Acquisition Process Has Gone from Bad to Worse

John Weiler, Managing Director of the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), tells TIA NOW that the inability for the federal government to acquire IT systems in 6 months is a national security threat.

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Forecasting the Network of the Future

Over the next few years and beyond we as an industry will experience an investment in communications infrastructures that will change the landscape of our industry. The accelerators for this investment are big data, the internet of things, fifth generation technologies, the list goes on. TIA’s Market Review and Forecast 2014 will illustrate markets trends,…

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TIA’s ICT Market Review & Forecast 2014-2017

Why the U.S. outperformed the EU in telecom spending, along with other findings, is part of TIA's ICT Market Review & Forecast, giving fresh data and comprehensive analysis for the ICT industry. Growth in Cloud services, M2M and Cybersecurity are just a few of the hot topics that TIA’s Market Review and Forecast covers.

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Industry Solution Sets: "Members Get It"

What are TIA’s solution sets and how are they delivering value through markets, technology and policy? John Jacobs, Vice President of Membership, Market Development and Industry Relations at TIA says solution sets are important to apply to our businesses as our industry continues to change and evolve.

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OpenFlow Inventor Says NFV is Here

Virtual test beds that measure the degrees of automation for NFV orchestrated networks are blanketing the industry. TIA NOW talked with one of the pioneers of virtual networking, Martin Casado, inventor of OpenFlow, an enabler of software defined networking, and also the SVP and GM of the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMWare.

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Internet of Things Roundtable with Industry Leaders

Watch industry leaders talk about the changes needed in both the business and policy realms in order to realize the potential of the Internet of Things. At TIA’s IoT Roundtable, the panel included Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Liam Quinn, Fellow and Executive Director in the Client Computing Group at…

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Moving Beyond Five 9s Networking to Five 9s Services

The service reliability by operators is independent of the reliability of the hardware, said Dave Neary, NFV Community Strategist at Red Hat. Neary joined Current Analysis’s Vice President of Consumer and Infrastructure, Peter Jarich as TIA NOW’s Abe Nejad moderated a panel on the importance of "five 9s" reliability for operator services - for manageability,…

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TIA’s Year in Review: Communications Technology in 2015

Every year, TIA NOW sums up the most current and prevailing technologies, policies and market trends for the communications technology industry. Joining us to talk about Title II, spectrum, cybersecurity, IoT, NFV and more are James Reid, SVP of Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association; Franklin Flint, CTO at TIA and John Jacobs, VP…

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NFV Security: What Operators Want

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TIA CEO Scott Belcher Invites You To TIA’s Network of the Future Conference

Register today for TIA 2016: Network of the Future, where the communications ecosystem comes together to dream, share and discover pathways to solve the need for ubiquitous connectivity for consumers, enterprise and government. This year we focus on 5G Network Innovations, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, and Network Virtualization – exploring the markets, technologies and policy…

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NIST Releases Cybersecurity and IoT Frameworks

Chris Greer, Senior Executive of Cyber Physical Systems at The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), tells TIA NOW how frameworks and common standards can enable applications in verticals like smart cities. Find out about NIST’s Global City Teams Challenge, as Greer talks about its benefits from interoperability to replicability.

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