Thanks to Faber Brent Security, my attention has been drawn to an article in the Washington Post, describing how when men working underground on the Washington Metro accidentally sliced through a cable within a matter of minutes three black SUVs appeared and a number of very serious men got out demanding to know what had happened to their secure connection! Nothing out of the ordinary in a cable being cut – unfortunately it happens all too often. But usually the problem is finding out what cable that has been cut actually does. In this instance, however, the mysterious men in the black SUVs took over extremely quickly!
If something similar happened in the UK, I wonder what the equivalent response time would be? Do the key parts of our critical national infrastructure even know where the critical cables are?