Tapping into fibre optic cables is very easy
North American National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) views that tapping into fibre optic cables is a widespread method of industrial espionage. According to information provided by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), fibre optic transmission paths pose a real threat in terms of security. Data encryption is thus an absolute must. However, only the armaments’ industry has been furnished with legal regulations. Nothing has been done to address the security issues that affect enterprises and government authorities. Recently, credit card companies are now insisting that ‘members, merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data become ‘PCI compliant’ by Encrypting the transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.
Protect fibre optic networks using encryption
Whether from financial institutes, insurance companies, pharmaceutical and chemical industries or public administrations, if the integrity, confidentiality and authenticity of information is not 100% guaranteed, the consequences to a breach can be of immeasurable proportions. Encryption today is the recognised as ‘the best practice’ in-order to protect against compromises of this nature.
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