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India, Mideast Deal With Major Internet Outages

<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8UGRIK00.htm">BusinessWeek</a>

Jim Manico

January 31, 2008

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Cuts in two undersea cables in the Mediterranean has caused large-scale disruptions of Internet service in India and the Middle East.The cause of the damage is unclear, but could take a week or more to fix, according to officials, who are working to reroute traffic via satellite and through Asia. In countries including India and Egypt, available bandwidth was reduced by half or more.

Indian outsourcing companies, such as Infosys and Wipro, said they were still trying to determine what, if any, disruptions to their work had taken place, according to an AP article on BusinessWeek?s Web site. Ditto for other major foreign companies with significant back-office or technology development operations in India, like IBM and Intel.BusinessWeek

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Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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