17th January 2021

Confidant Classes

A Premier Judicial Service Coaching

Telecom companies to perform an “information security audit”

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is ready to ask telecommunications companies to perform an “information security audit” of their networks and submit the report by the end of October.

What is an information security audit for telecommunications networks?

  • As the name suggests, an information security audit is a step-by-step assessment of the entire network infrastructure that checks the installed equipment and the latest updates performed to prevent data leaks. The auditors also verify the security and data storage policies of the company and check whether all sections of the company comply with the standards set by the company itself.
  • Apart from this, some auditing agencies also run a controlled bug on the corporate network to check for vulnerabilities and see which systems are affected.
  • The purpose of the audit is also to check for “backdoor” and “cheat” vulnerabilities.
  • A “back door” or “trap” is a bug installed in telecommunications equipment that allows businesses to eavesdrop on or collect data shared over the network.

Why does the Department of Transport want telecommunications companies to do this audit?

  • One of the main reasons the DoT is asking telecom companies to perform this external audit by an agency linked to the India IT Emergency Response Team (Cert-IN) is to check for errors “backdoor”or “trap” installed in their networks.
  • Although he did not specifically mention the threat from any company, DoT officials hinted that this audit was necessary, as there were reports from other parts of the world installing such bugs in telecommunications networks.
  • The audit is likely to increase control over Chinese suppliers Huawei Telecommunication Company and ZTE, which are said to be spying on the Chinese government.
  • For example, in January 2020, the United States released a report saying that Huawei had inserted “back doors” into the telecommunications networks it had helped build in mobile phone networks in the United States and in the United States.
  • whole world. world. Besides the United States, other countries like the United Kingdom and Australia have also banned the two Chinese companies on “national security” grounds under the same charges.
  • Almost all of the countries that have banned the operations of these companies have cited the same law that requires Chinese companies to cooperate with Chinese intelligence agencies no matter where they are in the world.

Who will perform the audit? How will this help you?

  • In its guidelines, the DoT is likely to suggest to companies that the external audit should only be carried out by an agency associated with Cert-IN.
  • This means that the audit will no longer remain a commercial compliance standard for the company, but will also examine the national security aspects of the telecommunications network.
  • Although these internal and external audits are conducted by companies every three to four years, this will be the first time that the audit will be carried out by an agency appointed by the DoT.
  • The audit report is likely to help the DoT to develop a concrete plan to exclude Chinese suppliers from the Indian telecom market if something goes wrong.
Judiciary FAQ’s Download

Judiciary FAQ’s Download

WWW.CONFIDANTCLASSES.IN-1Download
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 16.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 16.01.2021

Covaxin recipients have been asked to sign consent form in “clinical trial mode” India began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 15.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 15.01.2021

No progress in talks between the Center and the agricultural unions The ninth round of talks between the Center and…
Read More
Section 230, the law used to ban Donald Trump on Twitter?

Section 230, the law used to ban Donald Trump on Twitter?

Shortly after a slew of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week, their social media accounts…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 14.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 14.01.2021

Modi to launch vaccination campaign on January 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the COVID-19 vaccination campaign across India…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 13.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 13.01.2021

Agriculture Ministry denies RTI consultation on agricultural law consultations, saying it is sub judice Agriculture Ministry rejected Right to Information…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 12.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 12.01.2021

Supreme Court suspends agricultural laws, forms committee over farmers’ objections The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of three…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 11.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 11.01.2021

SC says it intends to stay agricultural laws The Supreme Court said on Monday that it intends to suspend the…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 10.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 10.01.2021

Accumulation of Chinese in LAC is clearly visible, Ladakh leader says Konchok Stanzin, an adviser to Chushul in eastern Ladakh,…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 09.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 09.01.2021

The first phase of vaccination will start on January 16 India’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign is expected to start on January…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary: 08.01.2021

Daily NEWS Summary: 08.01.2021

“Ghar wapsi” only after “wapsi law”, say the farmers, because the eighth round of negotiations is inconclusive The eighth round…
Read More
error

Enjoy this? Please spread the word :)