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Re: The Backhoe: A Real Cyberthreat? [ & Re: cyber-redundancy ]

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri Jan 20 16:45:27 2006

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Frank Coluccio wrote:
> To answer Sean Donelan's question, yes, enterprise customers and/or their agents
> _do _need to have specific information on the routes in which their leased
> facilities (and even dark fiber builds) are placed, ephemeral as those data might
> be at times due to SP outside plant churn. They need this data in order to ensure
> that they're not only getting the diversity/redundancy/separacy that they're
> paying for, but because of the more fundamental reason being that it is the only
> way they have to provide maximal assurances to stakeholders of the organization's
> survivability.

Is the same thing also true for customers of financial institutions?  Why
are financial institutions so reluctant to give details about the
locations of their data centers, processing offices, money transport
routes and security procedures to their customers?  Don't customers of
financial institutions have the same concerns about the survivability
of the financial institutions as the financial institutions have about
their suppliers?

Doesn't this just turn into Y2K all over again with every organization
demanding guarantees and copies of data from every other organization?

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