For telecommunications organizations, information and the supporting processes, telecommunications facilities, networks and lines are important business assets. In order for telecommunications organizations to appropriately manage these business assets and to correctly and successfully continue their business activities, information security management is extremely necessary. This Recommendation provides the requirements on information security management for telecommunications organizations.

This Recommendation specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented information security management system (ISMS) within the context of the telecommunication's overall business risks. It specifies requirements for the implementation of security controls customized to the needs of individual telecommunications or parts thereof.