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Posted by Fran Martens on 10/9/17 11:26 AM

The_Mix_logo3.png Today:  NCSAM October 9- 13 Cybersecurity in the Workplace, FCC Advances Up to $76.9 Million to Restore Communications Networks in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, Maine Copper Retirement Notice  


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness (NCSAM), the annual campaign and combined efforts between private industry and public agencies, was created to enable companies and individuals to make better, smarter cybersecurity choices. For a listing the weekly events planned for October 2017, see The Department of Homeland Security.

Week 2:  October 9-13 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business 

Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations ‒ large and small businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies – and must be a shared responsibility among all employees.  Week 2 will showcase how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats.  The week will also look at resources to help organizations strengthen their cyber resilience, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework.


FCC Advances Up To $76.9 Million To Restore Communications Networks In Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands

Responding to the destruction of communications networks wreaked by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the FCC voted to immediately provide carriers with up to seven-months’ worth of support from the FCC’s Universal Service Fund.  These funds may be used to repair telecommunications infrastructure and restore service to customers across the islands.   Press Release & FCC Order


Maine Copper Retirement Notice

On September 20 & 22, 2017, Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications-NNE filed notice of its intent to retire its copper facilities in several locations.  Any interested person may file comments on the retirement in Docket No. 2017-00263 on or before 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017.




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Topics: National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCSAM, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity in the Workplace, Restoring Communications Networks in Puerto Rico, Restoring Networks in US Virgin Islands, Maine Copper Retirement, FairPoint Communicatons-NNE

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