Hackers and cyber attacks pose strategic threats to any enterprise. Recent years have shown that fibre optic infrastructure is more vulnerable to tapping than was initially thought. All you need is a splicer, which can be easily purchased online, and instructions from a YouTube video. While tapping can’t be avoided, we can prevent information from being accessed.
This is critical, as it is enough to tap 1% of the fibre to extract all the data transmitting over it!
The main challenges of optical encrypting are:
- The need for transparency and full throughput of all the data transmitted over the fibre, without any omissions of data,
- The need to comply with government laws and regulations aimed at protecting essential infrastructures,
- The need for vendor-agnostic equipment, for a cost-saving solution.
A crucial element of encryption soltuions is adherance with international standards. PacketLight’s solutions are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified, and comply with: GCM-AES-256 encryption, CNSA Top Secret Suite, ECC CDH Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and authentication using SHA-384.
Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries. Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).
Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts. This white paper titled, When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors. To access click here.