Aegis Paper Series

Securing the Undersea Cable Network

By John Arquilla
Friday, March 24, 2023, 3:11 PM

Threats to undersea cable networks are plentiful, requiring rapid and decisive policy responses. Arquilla delineates between physical and virtual vulnerabilities, identifying challenges with securing exposed cable segments and cybersecurity deficits which could cripple these critical infrastructure systems. To secure these cables, Arquilla proposes enhancing security at vulnerable points, for instance at cable landing sites. Further investment in cybersecurity measures would protect the data transmitted via undersea cables from malicious actors, and redundancy of physical and virtual components would provide an additional safeguard in the event of a successful attack.

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