Kinzinger calls for cybersecurity report to Congress of existing wireless networks

Congressman says we should know the vulnerabilities of our mobile service networks, devices

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, and Anna Eshoo, D-California, reintroduced House Resolution 2685, the Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act, legislation that requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, to submit to Congress a comprehensive report examining the cybersecurity of existing wireless networks (2G, 3G and 4G) and vulnerabilities to cyberattacks and surveillance by adversaries.

Kinzinger said that as speeds and services continue to advance, concerns over network security rise significantly.

“The threats and risks to our carriers, to our constituents and to our national security must be identified and mitigated,” Kinzinger said. “This is why my colleague Rep. Eshoo and I have introduced the Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act: to make sure we know the vulnerabilities of our mobile service networks and devices – and to help us prevent dangerous cyberattacks from adversaries.”