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Re: The Backhoe: A Real Cyberthreat? [ & Re: cyber-redundancy ]
From: Michael.Dillon () btradianz com
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 10:14:40 +0000


National Diversity Assurance Initiative.

The financial services industry participates in many
organizations such as BITS and the Financial Services
Roudtable. A couple of extracts from some slides
in a BITS presentation

----slide---
Since 9/11, the financial services industry and
government have learned that the correct working
assumptions are:
? Diversity cannot be ordered from two different
carriers.
? Diversity must be engineered and has different
meanings to different carriers. 
------------
----slide---
To comply with regulatory requirements and address
today?s risks, financial institutions seek telecom
providers that offer:
? No single point of failure
? Resilient infrastructure
? Engineered diversity and methods for maintaining
engineered diversity over time
-------------

Because there is confusion as to what "diversity"
means, I use the term "separacy" to refer to the
physical separation between two circuit paths 
regardless of whether the two paths are in a SONET
ring or who owns the paths. People don't just want
logical diversity, they want separacy of the two
diverse circuits.

--Michael Dillon



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