Your data is being copied from where you least expect – Optical Fiber
Today we are investing large amounts of money to secure the data. Most of it goes in building firewalls, proxy and encrypting the data. Though we are realising the total asset value for security, we are ignoring data security after it leaves the premises.
Today, fiber optic cables are responsible for carrying enormous amounts of Internet traffic all over the world. Traditionally, the risk of fiber-optic cable intrusion has not been a priority consideration in most organizations’ overall security strategy, although the threat of optical cable infiltration to access the data it carries is very real. Many of the encryption strategies are incomplete, focusing only on data that is “at rest” on company servers or in the cloud. Encrypting data “in-motion” between locations is critical as well.
What many people don’t realize is that fiber optic cables are often easily accessible and unguarded – even clearly marked with signs to reduce accidental fiber cuts – making them susceptible targets for hackers. Read the full article and watch the video to understand how easy it is today to hack the cable and take copy the data.
QNu Armos uses quantum physics principles to secure this data-in-motion. Armos uses quantum particles, Qbits to communicate the key. It is not possible to copy quantum state, on top of that once the state is disturbed, the information is no longer in quantum state. This helps Armos determine if anyone is eavesdropping on the fiber and hence take required precautions. To know more on how intrusion detection can be done using Armos, download the Guide.