Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Telecoms security: assuring the physical protection of a dynamic network, from cable landing station to data centre

A Knowledge Network Article By Michael Miles, managing director of Technocover
Monday 23 April 18

Michael Miles, MD of leading UK-based physical security specialist, Technocover, reveals how technical progress in asset hardening is flexing around industry needs.

Telecoms security hit the national headlines earlier this year when a journalist claimed to have walked unchallenged into a cable landing station. Though uncomfortable publicity, it by no means reflects the highly evolved risk management culture and government-driven security standards underpinning the operational resilience of the UK telecoms sector. Even so, the episode serves to highlight the complex and widely-ramified security challenges faced by the telecoms industry in its increasingly pivotal role within critical national infrastructure (CNI).    The dynamic pace of technological and commercial development in the telecoms sector means that security management is constantly evolving as capacity grows exponentially. Not only does this bring huge challenges for cyber and data security…

Telecoms security hit the national headlines earlier this year when a journalist claimed to have walked unchallenged into a cable landing station. Though uncomfortable publicity, it by no means reflects the highly evolved risk management culture and government-driven security standards underpinning the operational resilience of the UK telecoms sector. Even so, the episode serves to highlight the complex and widely-ramified security challenges faced by the telecoms industry in its increasingly pivotal role within critical national infrastructure (CNI).    The dynamic pace of technological and commercial development in the telecoms sector means that security management is constantly evolving as capacity grows exponentially. Not only does this bring huge challenges for cyber and data security…

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