Vulnerability Assessment for Mission Critical Networks Against Region Failures: A Case Study
Communications networks nowadays are facing potential threats due to natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods. Moreover, it is also vulnerable to human attacks. Such natural and physical events may result in large scale concurrent region failures. Therefore, the traditional theories of link failure analysis are no longer valid. In this paper, the authors apply the region failure model on the Saudi National Fiber-optic Network (SNFN). In particular, they aim to identify the location of a disaster that would have the maximum effect on the Saudi National Fiber-optic Network.