Understanding Networks and Data Transmission Systems as they Relate to Cybersecurity Nationwide
- Aug 20, 2020 10:43 pm GMT
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Composition of Networks:
Before cybersecurity can be examined, we must first examine the networks that our data runs on .. It is critical to understand the distinction because the vulnerabilities of networks are not well understood by those outside the industry .. It is also important to understand what short haul low latency networks are composed of and points of presence or sometimes called POP's which provides connectivity along the way to the destination .. POP's are also sometimes called "Hubs" but this is not the popular name for those in the IT industry .. At the center of POP's we have what is called Back Office Carrier Class switches which means they are the most rugged and long life functional elements that route data along to its destination .. Then we have gear called high speed concentrators or routers which compress the data into high speed streams which move the data to the "Big Switches" in the Back Office which determine the path as it leaves the data centers / POP's .. The high speed concentrators are fed by switches and servers which properly package the data for the concentrators so that data is more compressed lumps of data instead of more fragmented .. It's much like a train yard and its switching station with box cars as the lumps of data that the train moves..
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