Friday, April 26, 2013

ATIS Develops Cybersecurity Framework

ATIS has developed a framework for consistent and comprehensive cybersecurity design across multiple information and communications network technologies.  The work has been submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Request for Information regarding cybersecurity.

The framework, which was developed by the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council, specifically addresses cyber-related design and implementation vulnerabilities in devices, networks and computing infrastructures.

The framework includes:

  • end-to-end network topology segmented with security zones
  • compliance guidelines related to the security zones, which provide a template approach for suppliers to adhere to when developing future cyber-secure network elements and devices
  • a reference architecture that provides a holistic view of all of the organization’s work areas to understand how cybersecurity can be an integral part of industry efforts throughout the ecosystem.
“ATIS’ cybersecurity framework was developed by a broad-based membership which includes service providers, the device community and others involved in the information and communications technologies ecosystem,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan M. Miller. “Thus, it provides the end-to-end perspective essential for addressing cybersecurity comprehensively. It also shows that our industry is well-aligned and future-focused when it comes to cybersecurity solutions.”

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