London UK (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Senetas Europe, a world leader in high-speed network encryption technology will demonstrate live how vulnerable fibre optic cable is to data loss and consequent privacy breach through a simple fibre-tapping technique.
General Manager of Senetas Europe, Gareth Jones said Senetas would explain the fibre vulnerabilities and demonstrate strategies to robustly secure data in transmission as part of an upcoming seminar series on information security with its UK systems integration partners.
One of the most common conduits found in global information networks, fibre optic cable is vulnerable to a simple device that can be bought over the Internet. Using this device someone with mischief or malicious intent can read what’s being sent between offices, yet remain virtually undetectable to either the original sender or intended recipient.
“Many organisations were sold on the belief that optical fibre is inherently secure because it employs light beams to carry data rather than the usual electrical signals. With hundreds of millions of kilometres of fibre deployed around the world over the past 25 years and data pumping along these fibres at up to ten gigabits per second, there’s a lot at stake.
“Almost anywhere along those millions of kilometres, personal or company-sensitive data and financial transactions could be extracted,” Gareth Jones said.
He said Senetas partners, Tellemachus, iDQ and Selex each brought specialist skills in different areas of the information security marketplace and would offer government agencies and corporate attendees a range of best practice information on data security implementation and compliance.
Gareth Jones said the series of informal breakfast seminars would kick off this month and will feature a Quantum Key Distribution presentation, PSN discussion and also a live fibre-tapping demonstration.
Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX Code: SEN) is an Australian public company and is the world’s leading developer and supplier of high speed network encryption hardware products. Senetas Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary.
From its Melbourne, Australia headquarters Senetas develops security solutions to suit all network topologies, including Layer 2: Ethernet, Fibre Channel, ATM, Link, SONET; Layer 3 – IPSec; plus the world’s first hybrid Quantum encryption platform, now deployed on four continents. Senetas encryptors are accredited to the highest international government security standards (FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL4+) and are in evaluation for certification to CAPS in United Kingdom.
Senetas won a patent for its multiprotocol encryptor and has patent pending on a newly-developed multicast encryptor. Multicast is used for a variety of applications including video streaming, conferencing and distribution of business critical data. It is fault tolerant, with an ability to survive network outages and adapt automatically to topology changes.
Senetas commercial encryption technology is cleared for use up to “restricted” level, and the company is now developing a High Assurance encryptor to secure critical communications in the “secret” networks of the Australian Government and its closest allies. Senetas is represented either directly or through reseller channels in more than 40 countries. Customers include Government, military, law enforcement agencies and leading financial institutions in Australia, USA, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.