Fiber optic cables are becoming the golden standard and replacing copper cables in many applications. Fiber optic Internet ensures security, scalability, faster speed, and outstanding bandwidth capabilities. Copper cables offer less protection, and hackers could easily peel and slice the wires using specific tools. Later, they could connect the spliced wires to computers using the software. However, fiber-optic cables are not indestructible. Therefore, it’s always best to take preventative measures regarding cybersecurity. Here are three ways to protect your fiber networks from hackers.
Protect Your Fiber Networks with Advanced Data Encryption
Data encryption will help you protect your fiber networks because it safeguards critical data. Optical encryption is one of the most popular methods. Optical encryption allows sensitive data to be encrypted as ciphertext with an individual key, and hackers cannot access it unless they have the key. Most hackers find it challenging to break into this kind of data. In addition, optical stenography is another advanced method to protect your fiber networks because it hides the channel from hackers. Fiber-optic systems with built-in DDoS allow you to take advantage of optical encryption and steganography.
Install Multiple Monitoring Systems
When you install monitoring systems at various places, it’s extremely effective. Often, users ignore small power losses, which could be early warning signs of hacking. Power screening devices and sensors at particular points can help you and your team identify power leaks to improve security and avoid data loss.
Limit Network Access
The benefit of fiber optic Internet is that it can accommodate many users, benefiting fast-growing enterprises. When you limit network access to authorized users, you can minimize internal hacks. In general, it’s best to train your employees on how to protect sensitive data, avoid data breaches, and teach them how to look out for phishing and other scams.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page. Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH. In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.