Connect with us

Fiber

Fiber Networks Hold a Cybersecurity Advantage Over Rival Co-Axial and Wireless Technologies, Say Panelists

Jericho Casper

Published

on

Photo of fiber optic cable installation by the Savannah River Site used with permission

May 28, 2020 — Not all internet infrastructures are created equal, and some are more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks than others. According to panelists on a Fiber for Breakfast webinar hosted Wednesday by the Fiber Broadband Association, fiber optic internet infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyber-attacks than its competitors.

Fiber optic networks are less susceptible to hacking, said panelists, because of the technology they utilize. Fiber infrastructure utilizes all-dielectric self-supporting cables, a type of optical fiber cable strong enough to support itself between structures. This secures the endpoints in the network, which are common entry points that cyber attackers target.

While hacking optical fiber cables is not impossible, it requires sophisticated skills, super computers, time and patience.

Signals from 5G, satellite or fixed satellite infrastructure can easily be intercepted out of the air. The design of 5G networks, which utilize small cells connected to the cloud and a base network to send signals of information, has been criticized for enabling additional entry points for cyberattacks, the panelists said.

Additionally, 5G and other signal-based technologies lack the secure endpoints fiber infrastructure benefits from.

However, the utilization of a fiber network, while more secure than other internet infrastructures, does not completely protect the user.

“Privacy and security are part of our daily culture now,” concluded Doug Howland, senior director of systems products at Calix.

5G

Olivier Ferveur: The Buzz Over 5G Shows That New Fiber Networks Also Need a Global Standard

Broadband Breakfast Staff

Published

on

The author of this Expert Opinion is Dr. Olivier Ferveur, senior network architect at Post Luxembourg

May 28, 2020 — Not all internet infrastructures are created equal, and some are more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks than others. According to panelists on a Fiber for Breakfast webinar hosted Wednesday by the Fiber Broadband Association, fiber optic internet infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyber-attacks than its competitors.

Fiber optic networks are less susceptible to hacking, said panelists, because of the technology they utilize. Fiber infrastructure utilizes all-dielectric self-supporting cables, a type of optical fiber cable strong enough to support itself between structures. This secures the endpoints in the network, which are common entry points that cyber attackers target.

While hacking optical fiber cables is not impossible, it requires sophisticated skills, super computers, time and patience.

Signals from 5G, satellite or fixed satellite infrastructure can easily be intercepted out of the air. The design of 5G networks, which utilize small cells connected to the cloud and a base network to send signals of information, has been criticized for enabling additional entry points for cyberattacks, the panelists said.

Additionally, 5G and other signal-based technologies lack the secure endpoints fiber infrastructure benefits from.

However, the utilization of a fiber network, while more secure than other internet infrastructures, does not completely protect the user.

“Privacy and security are part of our daily culture now,” concluded Doug Howland, senior director of systems products at Calix.

Continue Reading

Fiber

Squeezing Capacity From Copper Networks While Undertaking a Transition to Fiber Broadband

Jericho Casper

Published

on

Photo of Chip Spann of Connected Nation Michigan

May 28, 2020 — Not all internet infrastructures are created equal, and some are more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks than others. According to panelists on a Fiber for Breakfast webinar hosted Wednesday by the Fiber Broadband Association, fiber optic internet infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyber-attacks than its competitors.

Fiber optic networks are less susceptible to hacking, said panelists, because of the technology they utilize. Fiber infrastructure utilizes all-dielectric self-supporting cables, a type of optical fiber cable strong enough to support itself between structures. This secures the endpoints in the network, which are common entry points that cyber attackers target.

While hacking optical fiber cables is not impossible, it requires sophisticated skills, super computers, time and patience.

Signals from 5G, satellite or fixed satellite infrastructure can easily be intercepted out of the air. The design of 5G networks, which utilize small cells connected to the cloud and a base network to send signals of information, has been criticized for enabling additional entry points for cyberattacks, the panelists said.

Additionally, 5G and other signal-based technologies lack the secure endpoints fiber infrastructure benefits from.

However, the utilization of a fiber network, while more secure than other internet infrastructures, does not completely protect the user.

“Privacy and security are part of our daily culture now,” concluded Doug Howland, senior director of systems products at Calix.

Continue Reading

Fiber

At Launch of #BroadbandLive Series on ‘Tools for Broadband Deployment’, Panelists Tout Symmetrical Fiber

Liana Sowa

Published

on

Screenshot from the webcast

May 28, 2020 — Not all internet infrastructures are created equal, and some are more susceptible to cybersecurity attacks than others. According to panelists on a Fiber for Breakfast webinar hosted Wednesday by the Fiber Broadband Association, fiber optic internet infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyber-attacks than its competitors.

Fiber optic networks are less susceptible to hacking, said panelists, because of the technology they utilize. Fiber infrastructure utilizes all-dielectric self-supporting cables, a type of optical fiber cable strong enough to support itself between structures. This secures the endpoints in the network, which are common entry points that cyber attackers target.

While hacking optical fiber cables is not impossible, it requires sophisticated skills, super computers, time and patience.

Signals from 5G, satellite or fixed satellite infrastructure can easily be intercepted out of the air. The design of 5G networks, which utilize small cells connected to the cloud and a base network to send signals of information, has been criticized for enabling additional entry points for cyberattacks, the panelists said.

Additionally, 5G and other signal-based technologies lack the secure endpoints fiber infrastructure benefits from.

However, the utilization of a fiber network, while more secure than other internet infrastructures, does not completely protect the user.

“Privacy and security are part of our daily culture now,” concluded Doug Howland, senior director of systems products at Calix.

Continue Reading

Recent

Signup for Broadband Breakfast

Get twice-weekly Breakfast Media news alerts.
* = required field

Trending