FCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENT

Access to Poles Must Be Safe, Swift, Predictable, and Affordable WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) promoted broadband deployment and competition by speeding the process and reducing the costs of attaching new network facilities to utility poles. To enable broadband providers to enter new markets and deploy high-speed networks, access to poles must … Continue reading FCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENT

Online Dating and Relationship Scams

Valentine's Day is around the corner, but if an online love interest asks you for money, it’s probably a scam. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives thousands of reports each year about romance scammers who create fake online relationships only to rob their victims. Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites and chat … Continue reading Online Dating and Relationship Scams

BEC Attacks to Exceed $9B in 2018

Business email compromise is projected to skyrocket as attackers adopt sophisticated techniques to dupe their victims. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are projected to exceed $9 billion in 2018. The attacks continue to become more sophisticated and fleece more money from U.S. businesses. How it works There has been an increase of computer intrusions linked to … Continue reading BEC Attacks to Exceed $9B in 2018

Section 508 Gets an Update: New Web Accessibility Guidelines for Government Sites Take Effect January 18

Today, January 18, 2018 new website accessibility requirements (such as screen reader compatibility for hearing and sight impaired) for federal websites became effective.  The U.S. Access Board in a published final rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act became effective today. Updated Section 508 Standards … Continue reading Section 508 Gets an Update: New Web Accessibility Guidelines for Government Sites Take Effect January 18

Tech Support Fraudsters to Pay

A federal court ordered that the assets of the operators of an alleged tech support scam be used to reimburse consumers who lost money to the defendants’ scheme. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with the FTC, the State of Connecticut, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that the money held by … Continue reading Tech Support Fraudsters to Pay

Did the FCC Just Kill the Internet?

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order regarding net neutrality: “The FCC’s action today (December 14, 2017) restored the FTC’s ability to protect consumers and competition throughout the Internet ecosystem. The FTC is ready … Continue reading Did the FCC Just Kill the Internet?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, … Continue reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month

FCC FILING DEADLINE FOR FORM 477 DATA IS NOW SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) FCC’s Form 477 filing interface, available online at https://apps2.fcc.gov/form477/login.xhtml, is now accepting data as of June 30, 2017.  The filing deadline for Form 477 data as of June 30, 2017 is September 1, 2017. Information on how to file Form 477 is available on the FCC’s Form 477 Resources for … Continue reading FCC FILING DEADLINE FOR FORM 477 DATA IS NOW SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

When the Lights Go Out – Black Sky Power Outage Mass Event – Preparedness

What would you do if you didn't have power for an extended period of time? For one week? For one month? For six months? “EARTH EX” is designed to help you think through this scenario and increase your preparedness. Leadership and staff from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and … Continue reading When the Lights Go Out – Black Sky Power Outage Mass Event – Preparedness

Stick with Security – Part 1

When it comes to data security, what’s reasonable will depend on the size and nature of your business and the kind of data you deal with. But certain principles apply across the board: Don’t collect sensitive information you don’t need. Protect the information you maintain. And train your staff to carry out your policies. The … Continue reading Stick with Security – Part 1