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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Calls for Market-Based Cyber Collaboration Approach

FCCSealTom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has outlined the FCC’s plan for a market-based approach to cybersecurity collaboration with industry, InformationWeek reported Friday.

William Jackson writes the new approach requires industry to take responsibility and leadership of the cyber alliance with government.

“We believe there is a new regulatory paradigm where the commission relies on industry and the market first while preserving other options if that approach is unsuccessful,” Wheeler told the American Enterprise Institute.

Clete Johnson, chief counsel for cybersecurity, and Adm. Dave Simpson, chief of the public safety and homeland security bureau, will lead the development of a security framework for the FCC, according to the report.

The partnership is intended to expand on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity, InformationWeek reports.

Jackson writes the FCC also seeks to identify roadblocks to cyber intelligence sharing initiatives.

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