Saturday, 22 September 2018

Should Britain be doing more to protect its subsea networks?

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 15 December 17

Britain's chief of defence has highlighted the UK's subsea telecommunications infrastructure as a key potential target for terrorists and hostile states, but some industry experts believe that these fears are being overplayed

The UK must do more to defend its subsea telecommunication networks from international espionage and attack, according to Britain's chief of defence.  "There is a new risk to our way of life, which is the vulnerability of the subsea cables that criss-cross the sea beds," said air chief marshal Sir Stuart Perch in a speech given to the Royal United Services Institute defence think tank.  Perch said that an attack on Britain's subsea networks would "immediately, and potentially catastrophically…

The UK must do more to defend its subsea telecommunication networks from international espionage and attack, according to Britain's chief of defence.  "There is a new risk to our way of life, which is the vulnerability of the subsea cables that criss-cross the sea beds," said air chief marshal Sir Stuart Perch in a speech given to the Royal United Services Institute defence think tank.  Perch said that an attack on Britain's subsea networks would "immediately, and potentially catastrophically…

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