“Critical infrastructure”, a reminder the Internet is not amorphous

Within the last year there have been 16 so-called fiber cuts in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the F.B.I., someone or some group has been going through manholes to sever fiber optic cables that supply telecommunications to large sections of the region…It’s something that’s been largely forgotten in the lather over cybersecurity. The threat is not only malicious code flowing through the pipes but also, and perhaps more critically, the pipes themselves

More via NYT

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US Long-Haul Fiber Map By Paul Barford UW-Madison via https://www.predict.org/default.aspx?cs_Category=2

 

You can also read more about such “Critical infrastructure” and attempts to make more resilient at the DHS website

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