Network security

Internet-network-resilience

Guidance for communications providers and operators of essential services

Published: 15 September 2023

Last updated: 13 June 2024

Security guidance and contact information for communications providers and operators of essential services.

Ofcom proposes updated guidance for telecoms network resilience

Published: 8 December 2023

Last updated: 8 December 2023

Ofcom has proposed to update its resilience guidance to provide greater clarity on how UK telecoms companies can reduce the risk of network outages.

Consultation: Resilience guidance

Published: 8 December 2023

In this consultation, we are proposing to update our existing resilience guidance to provide greater clarity on how providers of public electronic communications networks and services can comply with their security duties under a new framework for security and resilience that came into force in October 2022.

New powers for Ofcom to oversee security of telecoms networks

Published: 19 November 2021

Last updated: 5 July 2023

The government’s Telecommunications (Security) Act has become law this week, introducing new powers for Ofcom to help make sure that the UK’s telecoms networks are safe and secure.

Ofcom begins new role overseeing security of telecoms networks

Published: 3 October 2022

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Ofcom has now taken on responsibility for making sure the UK’s telecoms networks are safe and secure, after the Telecoms Security Act became law.

Measures to tackle online copyright infringement

Published: 13 April 2010

Last updated: 16 March 2023

The Digital Economy Act (the Act) has created new responsibilities for Ofcom to adopt measures aimed at significantly reducing levels of unlawful file sharing via peer-to-peer online networks.

Our network security and network resilience work

Published: 13 February 2023

Last updated: 16 March 2023

An overview of some of the work we do in network security for communications providers and operators of essential services

Network security and resilience

Published: 13 February 2023

Information about our work to enable strong and secure networks for people across the UK.

Statement: Ofcom's changes to the NIS Guidance on incident reporting thresholds for the digital infrastructure subsector

Published: 1 November 2022

We are announcing Ofcom's proposed changes to the Network and Information Systems (NIS) guidance for Operators of Essential Services (OES).

Statement: General policy on ensuring compliance with security duties

Published: 8 March 2022

We are consulting on new guidance for telecoms providers, following the introduction of the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021.

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