FCC is re-establishing its 5G security council which disbanded in March

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The FCC is re-establishing its Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), with a primary focus on improving 5G network security.

CSRIC VII was disbanded in March. Recent cyberattacks such as the high-profile SolarWinds breach have demonstrated the need for CSRIC to re-establish and continue its crucial work.

Jessica Rosenworcel, Acting Chairwoman of the FCC, said:

“I am committed to working with our federal partners and the private sector to increase the security and resiliency of our nation’s communications networks. That is why I am refocusing and revitalising the FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council for the challenges of today and tomorrow. 

The damage from recent supply chain attacks, like the SolarWinds software breach, demonstrates our need for a coordinated, multifaceted, and strategic approach to protecting our networks from all threats.”

CSRIC VIII will be established on or before June 30, 2021 and is set to perform its duties for a minimum of two years.

The council acts as a federal advisory committee and will provide recommendations to the US telecoms regulator on how to ensure the nation’s communications systems are secure and reliable.

Rosenworcel will task CSRIC VIII with reviewing software and cloud services vulnerabilities and the development of strategies to mitigate their risks.

A chairperson to lead CSRIC VIII is yet to be decided and the FCC is seeking nominations. The regulator is aiming for the eighth incarnation of the council to feature the broadest variety of stakeholders to date.

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