The topic is “Datacom Resiliency- Communications Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Mitigation.”
Subtitle: “Protect the Pipes!”
Topics to be covered:
Datacom Risk assessment.
Physical security of fiber and telecom routes- telco closets, Fiber vaults, handholes and poles,
other fiber infrastructure, carrier hotels and other shared datacom plant.
Major causes of outages including vandalism and terrorist acts.
Route resiliency and carrier due diligence.
Risk mitigation through use of non-terrestrial based datacom means (point to point microwave,
VSAT, Cell). Pros and cons of various failover strategies. Costs typically associated with these
Remote sites and alternate failover methods. Cost/benefit analysis of datacom failover strategies.
- Surviving telecommunications and datacom outgages
- Awareness of datacom risks and steps towards mitigation
- Alternate datacom strategies
About Jeff Daniels
Jeff has experience doing datacom resiliency planning and worked on the State of Iowa
Telecommunications Sector Specific Plan for Iowa Emergency Management and Iowa Homeland Security from 2010 to 2011, as part of the NIPP (National Infrastructure Protection Plan).
Jeff’s role was in part to assemble the private sector working group representing all sectors of the
telecommunications industry including Telephone companies (both national and local cooperatives),
long-haul fiber providers, data centers, as well as wireless and cellular communications
stakeholders, and gain input from them so that the State of Iowa could craft their
Telecommunications disaster plans with private sector input.