While it is very easy to detect the signs of a network disruption as we tend to notice the internet signals going on or we lost cell service but it is difficult to figure out what is the actual reason behind the incident and what should the broadcaster do about it.
The Homeland Security Department has now initiated to funding research for classifying, attributing and predicting network events which are the main reasons behind such disruptions for communications, utilities network globally. The agency’s science and technology office was awarded its first batch of contracts under the sublines of Predict, Assess Risk, determine (and Mitigate) turbulent Internet-scale Network Events project, or PARIDINE. Through the program, Office of Homeland Security aims to guard vital infrastructure against “internet-scale turbulent events” like natural disasters, political actions or malicious cyber-attacks .for the first actions, the agency is working to build know more about the constitutes a disruption.
PARIDINE Program Manager Ann Cox claims that, numerous items of important infrastructure hook up with the web, agencies haven’t arranged a definition for “network disruption, like the Federal Communications Commission has outraged the number of shoppers is affected, however, the Pentagon would possibly classify any hiccup in services as a network disruption if occurred.
The first phase has five teams to run the program in the next six to twelve months for defining and then analyse different networks types before they occur, added Cox. They will also have to find a way to connect specific events either accidental cable cut or a foreign cyber-attack so as to provide better information for the fix. Later they will focus on the Internet so as to analyse financial networks and finally the emergency communications systems. With each technology primarily analysing open source data with many organizations who have an unable to access classified information pop-up.
If there is a disruptive event, will there be cascading failures along that line? With none till now having done a holistic view let’s just hope for something positive outside.