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STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR
John Sullivant

Abstract:This article offers insight into the Telecommunications Sector’s infrastructure and services, and the importance of its survivability to the economy and national security. It describes the interconnection between the IT and Telecommunications infrastructures. It demonstrates the criticality of its interdependency among other critical infrastructures and how their interconnection with the IT and Telecommunications infrastructures is critical to their survivability. Specific vulnerabilities and challenges facing security planners as well as potential solutions for strengthening security weaknesses and advancing the continuity of telecommunications operations are discussed.


Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, Edited by John G. Voeller Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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