Telecommunications Security Act 2021: Briefing Paper

Telecommunications Security Act 2021: Briefing Paper

The need for a Telecommunications Security Management System (TSMS)

The telecommunications industry is vital to the global economy and has become increasingly critical to the daily lives of people worldwide. As technology evolves, so do the threats to the telecommunications infrastructure. In response, governments around the world are enacting new regulations to protect these essential networks. The Telecommunications Security Act 2021 (TSA) is one such regulation, which outlines specific security requirements for telecommunication service providers.

On 30th August 2022, the UK Government passed the TSA, which enables it, through the Office of Communications (Ofcom), to intervene in how telecommunications (telecoms) services providers manage their cyber security. The legislation’s mission of better protecting the security of public telecoms providers highlights how important the mobile, internet and other services provided by this industry are in the digital era.

Acuity’s latest whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of this important act, and explains why telecommunication service providers need to implement a Telecommunications Security Management System (TSMS) to meet its requirements. The whitepaper is a must-read for telecommunication service providers who are looking to understand the implications of the Telecommunications Security Act 2021 and implement the necessary measures to safeguard their networks.

If you’d like more information on how Acuity and STREAM can help your telecoms organisation not only comply with The Telecoms Security Act 2021 but also implement and maintain a cyber security management system that improves your confidence – and that of regulators, customers, and suppliers – in your ability to protect and prevent against cyber attacks, you can contact us here, via email at [email protected] or by phoning +44 (0) 20 36985803.