TICSA turns one

11 May 2015 marks one year since the network security provisions (Part 3) of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA) came into effect.

“Several potential security issues have been identified but in each case the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the network operator have worked together to mitigate the risks” says the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) Una Jagose.

“This is a testimony to the positive engagement between public telecommunication network operators and the NCSC.”

“During our consultation with network operators while preparing the TICSA Guidance, some concerns were raised about our proposed processes and we amended these processes accordingly.”

“We are continuing to benefit from that consultation one year on through the ongoing cooperative nature of how we engage.”

“I look forward to seeing network operators and the NCSC continue to work collaboratively to ensure compliance with the Act.”

Under the network security provisions in TICSA, network operators are required to engage with the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), through its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), about changes and developments to their networks, as these can impact New Zealand’s national security.

Further information about TICSA can be found at www.ncsc.govt.nz/ticsa.

Media contact: Antony Byers, 04 819 8273.

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