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FCC Asks Comms Companies to Review CISA-FBI-NSA Advisory on Cyberthreats to Critical Infrastructure

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The Federal Communications Commission has called on communications companies to review cybersecurity practices in a joint advisory to help protect U.S. critical infrastructure from cyberattacks and other vulnerabilities.

FCC said Friday the joint advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI and the National Security Agency seeks to help organizations understand and mitigate the risk of cyberthreats from Russian state-backed actors.

Organizations should implement a centralized log collection and monitoring capability; create and maintain a cyber incident response plan and continuity of operations plan; and carry out best practices for identity and access management, vulnerability and configuration management and protective controls and architecture, according to the advisory.

The FCC also called on companies to implement the recommended measures, detect and inform CISA of cyberthreats facing communications infrastructure and services and facilitate threat information sharing with CISA and other industry stakeholders.

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