Internet Providers Persuade FCC Panel Against Cybersecurity Recommendations

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WASHINGTON—Big Internet providers seem to have talked their way out of unwelcome new recommendations on cybersecurity.

Danny Yadron has specifics of how Internet providers oppose proposed cybersecurity measures put forth by an FCC panel. Photo: Getty Images.

An original draft of a report by an advisory panel to the Federal Communications Commission, viewed by The Wall Street Journal, endorsed a list of concrete suggestions for major telecommunications and cable companies to tackle the cybersecurity problem. Those measures—which included steps such as controlling which employees have administrative privileges on company networks—weren’t backed in the final report, which was released Monday evening. source

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