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NTIA's Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership (C-SCRIP)

C-SCRIP program

Welcome to the Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership (C-SCRIP). C-SCRIP is a program designed to share supply chain security risk information with trusted communications providers and suppliers. Our goal is to improve small and rural communications providers’ and equipment suppliers’ access to information about risks to key elements in their supply chain. NTIA will tailor this risk information to be relevant and accessible to the C-SCRIP community. Additionally, C-SCRIP will share public security alerts, relevant training events, and grant funding opportunities from government partners with this community.

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Background Information

Notice of Establishment of the Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership 

Comments on Promoting the Sharing of Supply Chain Security Risk Information 

 

***VMWare Advisory***

CISA has published a cybersecurity advisory, Threat Actors Chaining VMware Vulnerabilities for Full System Control, in response to observed or expected active exploitation of a series of vulnerabilities (CVE 2022-22954, CVE 2022-22960, CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973) in several VMware products. Please see the advisory for more information and for steps to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

 

FCC Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program 

FCC Expands List of Equipment and Services That Pose Security Threat (updated March 25, 2022)

 

5G Resources and Guidance

NIST has published portions of a preliminary draft practice guide, Special Publication (SP) 1800-33 Volume B, 5G Cybersecurity: Approach, Architecture, and Security Characteristics, and is seeking the public's comments on the contents. This NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide explains how a combination of 5G security features and third-party security controls can be used to implement the security capabilities organizations need to safeguard their 5G network usage. Commercial mobile network operators, potential private 5G network operators, and organizations using and managing 5G-enabled technology will find SP 1800-33 Volume B of particular interest. Written comments in response to this preliminary draft must be submitted to NIST by June 27, 2022 at 5g-security@nist.gov..

Framework to Conduct 5G Testing

Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure – CISA, NSA, ODNI Report

Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures: Prevent and Detect Lateral Movement 

Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures: Securely Isolate Network Resources 

Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures: Data Protection 

Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures: Ensure Integrity of Cloud Infrastructure

 

Cybersecurity Services and Practices

NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Quick Start Guide

Sharing Cyber Event Information with CISA Fact Sheet

CISA Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools (including free weekly vulnerability scans available as part of the Cyber Hygiene Services)

Small Business Cybersecurity Corner

Cyber Essentials

Bad Practices

Cyber Resilience Review Assessment

Ransomware Readiness Assessment

Ransomware Resources

 

Supply Chain Risk Management and Analysis

Risk Management Framework for Systems and Organizations Introductory Course

Assessment of the Critical Supply Chains Supporting the U.S. Information and Communications Technology Industry

Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Supply Chain Risk Management

Framework for Assessing Risks

Supply Chain Best Practices

Supply Chain Risk Management Essentials

Supply Chain Risk Management: Reducing Threats to Key U.S. Supply Chains

Outsourcing Network Services Assessment Tool (ONSAT) and User Manual

Vendor Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Template and Operationalizing the Vendor SCRM Template for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses 

 

Cybersecurity Risk Management

Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management for the Public (Free course provided through the Federal Virtual Training Environment, with no log-in requirements.)

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations

NTIA Releases Minimum Elements for a Software Bill of Materials 

Software Bill of Materials Resources

NIST Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management Publications

Cybersecurity & Supply Chain Risk Management Acquisition Guidance

Internet of Things (IoT) Acquisition Guidance

 

Broadband Initiatives

Broadband Resources for State and Local Governments

Introducing the Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit

National Broadband Availability Map

NTIA's BroadbandUSA Publications

NTIA ACCESS BROADBAND 2021 Report

 

Cyber Alerts

National Cyber Awareness System (NCAS) Sign-Up

Alert (AA22-138A): Threat Actors Exploiting F5 BIG-IP CVE-2022-1388

Alert (AA22-117A): 2021 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities

Alert (AA22-110A): Russian State-Sponsored and Criminal Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Alert (AA22-103A): APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices

Alert (AA22-074A): Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Gain Network Access by Exploiting Default Multifactor Authentication Protocols and “PrintNightmare” Vulnerability

 

 

Upcoming Events (please note that some of these events require advance registration)

May 23: Internet for All Webinar Series: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Overview

May 26: Internet for All Webinar Series - NOFO Technical Assistance Webinar: Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program Application Process

June 1: INCONTROLLER: Analysis and Implications of The New State-Sponsored Threat to ICS

June 16: Cybersecurity Basics for Remote Work

June 21: What the Hack?: Cyber Threats and Your Business

June 29: Marie Kondo Methods to Cyber-Proof Your Business

June 29: How is 5G Impacting Emergency Communications

 

Grant Information

Internet For All Programs

BroadbandUSA Federal Funding Guide

FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund Resources

 

About C-SCRIP

The C-SCRIP program was called for in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. The Act established a Federal Communications Commission program to reimburse smaller providers for removing and replacing equipment and services that threaten national security. This information sharing program, mandated by Section 8 of the Act, was intended to ensure that small, rural providers have access to the supply chain risk information they need before they make an investment, which should mitigate further “rip and replace” programs in the future.

 

Contactcscrip@ntia.gov