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telecoms.com: What does the UK government’s Telecoms Security Bill mean for the future of the industry?

The Telecoms Security Bill, which seeks to introduce a new security framework for the UK telecoms sector, is currently being passed through the UK parliament. The bill aims to ensure that public telecommunications providers operate secure and resilient networks and services, and manage their supply chains appropriately.

Telecoms, like many other industries, have relied on a reactive approach to security for far too long, and while the new rules introduced by the bill don’t prioritise a grass-roots approach to security led by secure coding, it does introduce a series of tests to ensure providers are meeting government standards. So, what exactly does the bill mean, and how are these new rules going to ensure that security risks and compromises are minimised in the sector?

The Telecoms Security Bill, which seeks to introduce a new security framework for the UK telecoms sector, is currently being passed through the UK parliament. The bill aims to ensure that public telecommunications providers operate secure and resilient networks and services, and manage their supply chains appropriately. Telecoms, like many other industries, have relied on a reactive approach to security for far too long, and while the new rules introduced by the bill don’t prioritise a grass-roots approach to security led by secure coding, it does introduce a series of tests to ensure providers are meeting government standards. So, what exactly does the bill mean, and how are these new rules going to ensure that security risks and compromises are minimised in the sector?
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