I recommend that broadband networks be shielded to the extent required to keep several communications ports functional serving each city and town after an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or after an intense solar flare event. Our society is becoming so highly dependent on the Internet and broadband communication that this communication needs to be protected against events that can disable most or the entire communications ...more »
It is important that public safety entities fully understand the options that are available to them to better improve their facilities.
As we have seen, the origional internet plans weren't planned for with advanced security in mind. As part of a broadband plan, obviously the telecom providers need to run physical wires accross the land, and in many places might be vulnerable to wire taps where they are hard to find. i reconmmend that when ISP routes traffic, that the raw data being transferred is encapsulated with encryption to which the shared key changes ...more »
In the event of a national emergency, internet traffic to communicate with government computer systems (i.e. www.fbi.gov) should be given traffic priority in the event of a spike in traffic due to a catastrophic event.