Do's & Dont's
Simple or Hardened
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PDS - Carriers
Install data cables in a carrier.
Construct carrier from EMT, ferrous conduit or pipe, or rigid-sheet steel ducting.
Permanently seal all connections.
If buried, install at least 1 meter below the surface.
If suspended between buildings, elevate at least 5 meters.
Approve alarm system through cognizant COMSEC and/or physical security
Verify alarm system performance IAW NSTISSI 7003, Table B-4
Ensure security personnel will respond with 15 minutes
Provide for inspection to determine cause of any alarm
Define action if transmission terminated
Initiate investigations of actual intrusion attempts.
Continuously Viewed Carrier
Carrier must be under continuous observation
Standing orders should include requirement to investigate any attempts to disturb the PDS
Security personnel should investigate suspected penetrations with 15 minutes
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