TIA Celebrates World Standards Day 2021

A shared vision for a better world: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which project to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and slow the rate of climate change, are highly ambitious. To reach them will require the cooperation of many public and private partners, and the use of all available tools, including international standards…

TIA Joins CSRIC for 8th Council to Work on Network Security

It’s an honor to say I’ll be sitting as the representative for the Telecommunications Industry Association on the FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council during such a pivotal time for our nation’s security. I’ve followed the CSRIC for years and recognize the incredible responsibility of shaping the discussion around security for the ICT community.…

SCS 9001: Why ICT Security Must Go Beyond ISO 27001

  The introduction of new technologies and fragmentation of the ICT network supply chain have enabled networks to become more efficient and software driven. While this shift is, in many ways, great for innovation, it also makes the supply chain more complex and vulnerable to threats. The best way to ensure these vast supply chains…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security Part 3: Securing The National Wireless Infrastructure

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 2 – IoT and NFT Management Use Cases

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Establishing Trust: Foundational to Securing the ICT Supply Chain

By Colin Andrews and Patrick Lozada The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is leading the way on securing the global information communications technology (ICT) supply chain with the development of the global SCS 9001 standard that specifies verifiable and measurable criteria and uses a process-based quality management system to ensure quality and transparency. There are several…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 1 – The Enhanced MEID (E-MEID)

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Drones in Telecom: Tower Operations to Benefit from Standardizing Emerging Tech

By: Sam McGuire (5×5 Technologies) and Robert McCoy (Crown Castle) Since its inception in 2018, the goal of the TIA Drones Ad Hoc Subcommittee (under TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee) has been to understand the needs of the tower industry and help usher in the next generation of field services and data analytics via unmanned aerial…

TIA Industry Transformation Study: A Results Preview

The TIA Industry Transformation Study gathered insight from business leaders at TIA member companies who were asked to compare their business priorities for three specific time periods: the year before Covid-19 (2019); the time of the pandemic (2020/21); and the expectations for post-pandemic (2022 and beyond). The questions asked business leaders to compare the biggest…

Software Identification & Traceability: Essential to Securing the ICT Supply Chain

By Carlos C. Solari, VP of Product Development at SecureG Software identification and traceability (SWID&T) is essential to securing the information communications technology (ICT) supply chain, especially considering the central role software assets play in today’s ICT networks and virtually everything we do. As such, SWID&T controls are key part of SCS 9001, the upcoming…

Zero Trust for Supply Chain: A Critical Aspect of the SCS 9001 Architecture

By Dave Sanicola, President of The DESARA Group, TIA Supply Chain Security Work Group Lead The rise of cyberattacks by sophisticated criminals and foreign adversaries threaten to endanger national security, disrupt business continuity, and devastate consumer confidence—all with vast economic consequences. Recent ransomware attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and meat processing giant JBS have significantly…

Day 2 TIA Global Conference and Member Meeting: Security, Technology, Smart Buildings, Networks of the Future and more

Day 2 of the TIA 2021 Global Conference and Member Meeting was packed with insights and discussions around a range of highly relevant ICT and telecommunications topics. Guest speakers talked about everything from supply chain security, global standards and intellectual property, and future networks and the technology they will enable. The day kicked off with…