Subsea cables are a critical component of the global internet infrastructure, and protecting them from accidental damage, natural phenomena, physical attacks, and cyberattacks is crucial.

Hidden Dangers Loom for Subsea Cables, the Invisible Infrastructure of the Internet

Subsea cables are crucial for global internet infrastructure, with over 97% of internet traffic passing through them. However, they face various challenges, including accidental damage, natural disasters, physical attacks, and cyberattacks. The lack of information about cable resilience and capacity is a concern, and national authorities need to clarify their mandate and supervision over these cables. Cooperation and exchange of good practices among authorities are necessary for effective subsea cable protection. A new report by ENISA aims to support EU Member States in supervising telecom networks and core internet infrastructure.

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