28 Sep, 2017
Threats to Undersea Cable Communications
United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (U.S.)
From the Introduction: "This unclassified source study explores the vulnerabilities, risk factors, and disruption indicators within the submarine cable network and supporting infrastructure with the intent of hardening the industry's security measures, improving business continuity, and ultimately reducing operational cost. Focusing on foreign, physical, and insider threats, this report is intended to inform small to medium-sized users (business community and government) and law enforcement personnel of potential security risks and mitigation strategies they may employ or support. Overall, the overseas communication industry has built-in resiliency for regular, standard, operational single point cable failures. However, a serious simultaneous, multi-occurrence event, be it natural, accidental or malicious could have serious consequences for U.S. businesses and government entities, including the national financial system. Many of these organizations may not be aware of the threat and, therefore, may have no mitigation or business continuity plans in the case of such events. This study aims to foster greater discussion between private and public entities to educate the community to increase their resiliency."
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  • Author
    Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (U.S.)
  • Publisher
    United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Date
    28 Sep, 2017
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (FDLP/EC) Archive: permanent.fdlp.gov/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Cables, Submarine
    Threats
  • Series
    2017 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program

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