Fiber Optic Network Reliability & Security for NRENs: The Threat and Potential Solutions

Brian Savory
As National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) begin to deploy their own fibre networks, network and data reliability and security are important considerations. Whether a network is comprised buried or aerial fibre, damage to fibre plant can wreak havoc to a network. Tapping a fibre-optic cable without being detected, and making sense of the information collected, is not trivial but has certainly been done by intelligence agencies, in the past. Today, it is well within...
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