Communications Sector Coordinating Council 2021 Report
The CSCC deepened its long-standing engagement with government and industry partners throughout 2020. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, CSCC members have been laser-focused on maintaining reliable and resilient communications networks despite facing an increase in cybersecurity threats. As Americans spent much of 2020 living, working, learning, receiving healthcare, and socializing online, the CSCC redoubled its commitment to maintaining reliable and resilient communications networks to keep the nation connected and informed.
Members of all sectors took unprecedented actions to ensure continued delivery of services while prioritizing the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and customers, and the communities they serve. Industry shared information between companies, trade associations, and federal, state, and local government entities, and made a variety of resources available to support their members’ continued operations.
The CSCC’s 2020 other accomplishments include public-private engagements on Securing the Supply Chain; significant participation in initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) Tri-Sector Working Group and Assessing National Critical Functions; engagement in multiple initiatives at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); and continued focus on various activities related to 5G and IOT Security to navigate cybersecurity threats and manage risks. These efforts would not be possible without the leadership and dedication of CSCC member organizations and trade associations in supporting these important initiatives.