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April 5, 2018

Report Recognizes Wireless Efforts to Protect Against Cyber Threats .

Report Recognizes Wireless Efforts to Protect Against Cyber Threats


John Marinho
Vice President, Cybersecurity & Technology

Every day, the wireless industry invests in people and technologies that help protect our customers and networks from cyber threats.

Ensuring the protection of consumer data is a top priority for us, and we are proud that those tireless efforts are recognized and reflected in the most recent Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) report—a product of close partnership between government and industry. CTIA applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and CSRIC on the release of this collaborative report.

This type of collaboration is vital when it comes to safeguarding Americans from cyberattacks. In the report, CSRIC acknowledges both the effectiveness of shared efforts and the existing wealth of security tools currently in place for consumers, including encryption technologies.

And in that spirit, we recognize the exceptional job by the FCC and CSRIC to address network reliability and security issues associated with the Diameter protocol—3GPP’s standard for authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) functionalities in next-generation wireless networks.

The CSRIC report also recognizes the wireless industry’s efforts to mitigate recently identified risks to the Diameter protocol. The wireless industry has and will continue to remain vigilant of threats and will use best practices to reduce risk while working diligently to stay ahead of “bad-actors”. As the CSRIC report highlights, given the similarities of the threats, the industry can use the successful playbook it employed to combat SS7 threats to help protect Diameter.

Information sharing is also crucial in the mitigation and solution of security threats. That’s why the wireless industry has and will continue to work closely with DHS through both the Communications ISAC and CTIA’s own Cybersecurity Working Group.

The takeaway here is clear. Joint efforts between industry and government drive innovative and effective methods of addressing security risks and improving network reliability. And that’s a win for everyone.

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