Photo 168022499 © Adam121 | Dreamstime.com
Dreamstime S 168022499

TIA endorses key tenets of National Cybersecurity Strategy rollout

March 3, 2023
As a preeminent U.S.-based standards development organization (SDO), early in 2022, TIA proactively released SCS 9001, the first cyber and supply chain security standard for the information communications technology (ICT) sector.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) this week announced its support for the rollout of the Biden Administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy.

In a March 2 press release, David Stehlin, CEO of TIA, remarked:

“TIA supports the goals laid out by the Administration for securing our critical digital infrastructure. We appreciate the report’s recognition that robust collaboration, particularly between the public and private sectors, is essential to securing cyberspace.”

As a preeminent U.S.-based standards development organization (SDO), early in 2022, TIA proactively released SCS 9001, the first cyber and supply chain security standard for the information communications technology (ICT) sector.

Stehlin explained:

“SCS 9001 is a process-based standard and available to any organization seeking to improve their ICT supply chain and cybersecurity business performance, SCS 9001 is an independently verifiable and certifiable standard that promotes security and recognizes it must be built into products and not bolted on, which is consistent with the objective of the ‘secure- and resilient-by-design’ principles laid out in the National Cybersecurity Report.”

TIA notes standard can be applied to any type of network or connected technology, spanning from IoT devices to critical infrastructure networks.

Quoting the government's plan, Stehlin concluded:

“SCS 9001 is in total alignment with the Administration’s goals to ‘secure emerging technologies, enable interoperability, foster global market competition, and protect our national security and economic advantage.’ We look forward to working with the Administration through its support of non-government SDO’s and ‘long-term, strategic collaboration between public and private sectors at home and abroad' to help address these challenges."

For more information on SCS 9001, visit https://tiaonline.org/what-we-do/scs-9001-supply-chain-security-standard/.

For more news, projects, and profiles in the smart buildings ecosystem, subscribe to the SBT newsletter and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Better Schools

Download this digital resource to better understand the challenges and opportunities in designing and operating educational facilities for safety, sustainability, and performance...

Tips to Keep Facility Management on Track

How do you plan to fill the knowledge gap as seasoned facility managers retire or leave for new opportunities? Learn about the latest strategies including FM tech innovations ...

The Beauty & Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Biophilic design is a hot trend in design, but what is it and how can building professionals incorporate these strategies for the benefits of occupants? This eHandbook offers ...

The Benefits of Migrating from Analog to DMR Two-Way Radios

Are you still using analog two-way radios? Download this white paper and discover the simple and cost-effective migration path to digital DMR radios that deliver improved audio...