Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity

The use of computers and the Internet in conducting warfare in cyberspace.

How an Investigation of Fake FCC Comments Snared a Prominent DC Media Firm

Millions of records that the Federal Communications Commission’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long probe into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s

Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Trump Administration Weighs Building US 5G Network to Counter China

Some White House officials view next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and they say that the threat from China, in particular, justifies a “moonshot” government effort like the construction of the interstate highway sy

In a letter to Chairman Pai, Sen Wyden urges mandatory cybersecurity requirements for 5G networks of all wireless carriers

Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the Federal Communications Commission to secure next-generation, 5G telephone networks against hackers, scam-artists and foreign spies.

Chairman Pai Speech at Council on Foreign Relations

It’s fair to say that a Council on Foreign Relations appearance by the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is out of the ordinary. But these are extraordinary times.

ISPs lied to Congress to spread confusion about encrypted DNS, Mozilla says

Mozilla is urging Congress to reject the broadband industry's lobbying campaign against encrypted DNS in Firefox and Chrome. The Internet providers' fight against this privacy feature raises questions about how they use broadband customers' Web-br

CBO Scores the National Commission on Online Platforms and Homeland Security Act

The National Commission on Online Platforms and Homeland Security Act (HR 4782) would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to research how online platforms may be used to facilitate acts of terrorism.

Sponsor: 

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:00 to Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:30

The agenda is expected to include the following items:

  1. Briefing on Testing and Conformance Programs used by the Federal Government,
  2. Briefing on work in Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity,
  3. Briefing on the Cybersecurity Solarium Report,
  4. Discussion by the Board on Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues in the Federal Government,
  5. Discussions by the Board on recent Legislative Proposals and GAO findings in Cybersecurity and Privacy.


FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel to Senate: US Lacks Comprehensive 5G Plan

Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel looked to throw a scare into the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the country's 5G-readiness.

FCC Commissioner Starks Remarks at Denver 5G Rural Engagement Initiative

Thank you to the US Chamber of Commerce and to the Competitive Carriers Association for organizing this gathering today. This gathering represents the core of the “all of government” approach to address 5G security concerns.