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Navigating the evolution of cybersecurity legislation

Navigating the evolution of cybersecurity legislation

Finding a path to enhanced cybersecurity

How does rising regulations impact cybersecurity?

Don’t just tick the box! Remaining compliant with government cybersecurity regulations is non-negotiable for communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises. Operators who fulfill regulations can prove their integrity and reliability and help avoid data losses or service disruption due to hacks and attacks.

What are the implications of non-compliance in cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity regulations and policies should not be seen as hurdles but as the path forward to a digitally secure future. These key cybersecurity acts have already taken effect and show some of the implications of non-compliance that affects mission-critical networks:

  • Telecom Security Act (TSA) – Enacted in the UK, this law impacts telecom and service providers, hardware vendors, and software developers. Failing to comply could lead to daily fines as steep as £100,000.
  • NIS2 Directive – This EU legislation extends the responsibilities of cybersecurity in telecom operators. Potential penalties amount to up to 2% of the company's annual turnover for non-compliance.
  • IMDA – In Singapore, this legislation establishes stringent requirements for operators, requiring the submission of regular reports on service quality. Failing to comply can amount to as much as $50,000 for each instance of non-compliance.

Why is cybersecurity important in the telecom industry?

Knowledge is power, especially when navigating the intricate requirements set by regulatory bodies and governments. It all starts with taking a deep dive into the specific regulatory landscape of your operational base. That’s where you can uncover the potential of your operations by leveraging features in leading standard bodies like 3GPP, ITU-T, ETSI and others.

It’s time to pave the way for you to enhance your cybersecurity operations and refine your reporting mechanisms. With a strategic roadmap in hand, not only will you surpass industry benchmarks with ease, but you'll gain unwavering confidence in your cybersecurity posture, setting your business apart.

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