Create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program
FCC Chapter: 16.7
Status: In progress
The Federal Communications Commission should create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program.
The FCC should explore how to encourage voluntary efforts to improve cybersecurity.
The FCC should begin a proceeding to establish a voluntary cybersecurity certification system that creates market incentives for communications service providers to upgrade their network cybersecurity.
The FCC should examine additional voluntary incentives that could improve cybersecurity as and improve education about cybersecurity issues, and including international aspects of the issues.
A voluntary cybersecurity certification program could promote more vigilant network security among market participants, increase the security of the nation's communications infrastructure and offer endusers more complete information about their providers' cybersecurity practices.
In this proceeding, the FCC should consider all measures that will promote confidence in the safety and reliability of broadband communications.