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FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Emergency Alert System

The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding plans to strengthen the security of the country’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The proposed rules would require organizations participating in EAS to report unauthorized use of EAS equipment within 72 hours. Organizations would be required to certify their risk management plans annually, and ensuring that only valid alerts are received by consumers’ devices.

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  • Centralized reporting of incidents and misuse of government systems is expected these days. The risk management plans are alluding to making sure that appropriate security is in place, and it is reviewed at least annually. Automation is your friend here: this bar is not going to get lowered, and with efforts like CDM, expect it to continue to rise.

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