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 Saturday, November 18, 2006

ITU-T Focus Group on Security Baseline for Network Operators has issued a survey which seeks to assess the security preparedness of network operators. The results from the survey will be used in preparation of a new ITU-T Recommendation: "Security Baseline for Network Operators". Participants are asked about their level of preparedness for various security threats.

Once approved the ITU-T Recommendation will show the readiness and ability of operators to collaborate and coordinate counteraction against security threats arising from interconnected networks. The Security Baseline will allow network operators to assess their network and information security posture in terms of what security standards are available, which of these standards should be used to meet particular requirements, when they should be used, and how they should be applied. It will also identify security Recommendations and standards to support evaluation of operatorsí network security and information security.

Commencement of the first draft of the Recommendation will begin towards the end of 2006.
See the online survey which is aimed at network and service providers.

A deadline of 24 November 2006 has been set for survey responses.