Telecommunications Security Law and Legal Definition

Telecommunications security refers to the measures and activities taken to ensure the genuineness of telecommunications, and to deny the unauthorized persons from illegally using the information exchanged over significant distances by electronic means. It is the rapid growth in the number of telecommunications networks and the variety of services they offer that have created a wide diversity of management and security needs with respect to telecommunications. In general, telecommunications security refers to a set of procedural, logical, and physical measures that prevent, detect and correct certain types of actions or threats that may compromise the integrity, availability, timeliness, and confidentiality of information and services.