Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) frames Byelaw for Cyber Security
"NTA has framed and implemented a Byelaw for the implementation of internationally prevailing cyber security standards."
Nepal has always been an easy target for hackers around the world. Previously, the servers of mercantile and banks have been hacked by international hackers. The government servers and Data Centers are also at high risk. Thus, it has become essential to protect the information systems and communication technology infrastructure from various types of cyber attacks and risks by adopting various internationally prevailing standards of cyber security. The Government of Nepal is also conscious of the need for cyber security standards.
So, exercising the authority given by Section 62 of the Telecommunications Act, 2053 (1997), the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has framed a Byelaw- “Cyber Security Byelaw, 2077 (2020)” and has implemented it right away. The Byelaw is implemented to ensure the cyber security standards in order to protect ICT Infrastructure and Information Systems of Telecommunication Service Providers of Nepal from various malicious attacks and threats, and build trust and confidence of users towards using ICT technology and services.
Thereupon, all the telecommunication service providers including basic telecommunication (telephone), mobile operators, networks and internet service providers that are licensed by Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) are informed to operate their services conforming with the Byelaw.