FCC Proposes Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program where qualifying products would bear a new U.S Cyber Trust Mark. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking invites comments from the public, including small businesses, on the following:

  • The scope of devices or products for sale in the U.S. that should be eligible for inclusion in the labeling program,
  • Who should oversee and manage the program,
  • How to develop the security standards that could apply to different types of devices or products,
  • How to demonstrate compliance with those security standards,
  • How to safeguard the cybersecurity label against unauthorized use, and
  • How to educate consumers about the program. 

Initial and Reply Comments are due 30 days and 45 days, respectively, after date of publication in the Federal Register. Comments must be submitted through the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System, under Proceeding Number 23-29. Please Contact Assistant Chief Counsel Jamie Saloom at jamie.saloom@sba.gov with any small business concerns.

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