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Security requirements 2.0 in telecommunications: new standards for robustness and future-proofing

The telecommunications industry is at the heart of the digital revolution, which at the same time intensifies the challenges in the area of security. A well-thought-out security concept is therefore essential to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. In this blog post, we present a practical checklist that helps companies in the telecommunications sector to develop a robust security concept.

1. Risk analysis:

☑ Conduct a comprehensive risk analysis to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities.

☑ Consider internal and external risks as well as human factors.

2. Legal requirements:

☑ Understand the relevant legal framework, including the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and data protection regulations.

☑ Make sure that your security concept complies with legal requirements.

3. Definition of security objectives:

☑ Formulate clear security objectives based on the results of the risk analysis.

☑ Consider confidentiality, integrity, availability and compliance.

4. Technological security measures:

☑ Implement encryption technologies for secure data transmission.

☑ Use state-of-the-art firewall solutions to prevent unauthorized access.

☑ Update your software regularly to close security gaps.

5. Organisational measures:

☑ Establish clear access restrictions and privileged access policies.

☑ Implement training programs to raise employee awareness of security risks.

☑ Develop clear processes for dealing with security incidents.

6. Continuous review and updating:

☑ Schedule regular reviews of the security concept to make updates.

☑ Respond proactively to new threats and adapt your measures accordingly.

7. Emergency plan and incident response:

☑ Develop a comprehensive emergency plan in the event of security incidents.

☑ Define clear responsibilities and measures for rapid response.

8. Monitoring technologies:

☑ Implement advanced monitoring technologies to detect suspicious activities.

☑ Use intrusion detection systems (IDS) to respond to attacks early.

9. Training and awareness:

☑ Offer regular training to increase safety awareness among your employees.

☑ Integrate training content that addresses current security threats.

10. Documentation:

☑ Document all security measures and processes.

☑ Conduct regular audits to verify compliance with security policies.

Conclusion: Security as a strategic success factor

The implementation of this checklist forms the basis for a comprehensive security concept in the telecommunications sector. At Blackfort Technology, we are happy to assist you in developing customized security solutions and protecting your telecommunications infrastructure against current threats.

Blackfort Technology – your partner for a secure telecommunications future.

According to Section 166 of the Telecommunications Act, in addition to the obligation to submit a security concept, there is an obligation to appoint a security officer.

This role can be outsourced. This task usually only requires a few days of work per year. So save your internal resources, save yourself the costly development of internal know-how and instead rely on our experienced experts. We will work with you to agree on the "necessary technical precautions and other measures", create your security concept in accordance with Section 166 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and take care of all coordination with the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

We will then continue to be available as a contact for you and the BNetzA and will take care of maintaining the necessary documentation.

In addition, we are always available to you as a competent partner in the event of audits by the BNetzA.

If you wish, we can take on the role of security officer for you within the framework of an assignment as an "external security officer according to Section 166 of the Telecommunications Act" .

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