FCC Chief Pushes Cos. To Adopt Cybersecurity Standards

Law360, Washington (February 22, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that companies should voluntarily adopt new cybersecurity standards designed to maintain consumer privacy while combating the growing threat of hackers and spammers, rather than relying on government regulations.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski recommended companies adopt a cybersecurity code of conduct, which would require Internet service providers and other private Internet stakeholders to voluntarily band together against botnets, domain name fraud and IP hijacking, which he cited as the three main threats against cybersecurity.

“This code of conduct would...
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