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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

The Importance of In-Flight Encryption
Meeting: NANOG60
Date / Time: 2014-02-11 3:15pm - 4:00pm
This item is webcast
Room: Peachtree Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Jim Theodoras, ADVA Optical Networking

Jim Theodoras is Senior Director of Technical Marketing at ADVA Optical Networking, where he actively promotes the company’s portfolio of Optical+Ethernet transport products and related technologies. He has over 25 years of industry experience in electronics and optics, spanning a wide range of diverse topics. Jim is a past President of the Ethernet Alliance and was optical liaison editor for IEEE Communications Magazine from 2006-2010. He holds 16 patents in the field of telecommunications, and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.
Abstract: The big news in recent NSA revelations is not that the government is listening, but rather how vulnerable networks are to eavesdropping. Prior to the revelations, common theory dictated Service Provider services were secure, and higher layer encryption at end nodes guaranteed secure transmission end-to-end. However, after the revelations has come the realization that higher layer end encryption is not sufficient, as multiple points of vulnerabilities exist along the transport path. Service Provider business models were immediately impacted, as the price premium for VPN services began rapidly eroding. The only way to ensure end-to-end secure communication is in-flight encryption, where the WAN itself contains its own unique encryption and key management system. In this presentation, the network vulnerabilities recently discovered will be detailed. In-flight encryption and how it negates these vulnerabilities will be described. Recent advances in transport encryption, including 100Gbit/s line-rate encryption, will be presented. A companion live-demonstration of 100Gbit/s encryption is planned for Beer ‘N Gear.
Files: pdfThe Importance of In-Flight Encryption(PDF)
youtubeThe Importance of In-Flight Encryption
Sponsors: None.

Back to NANOG60 agenda.

NANOG60 Abstracts

  • Datacenter Track
    Moderators:
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • Datacenter Track
    Moderators:
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • BGP 101
    Speakers:
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;
  • BGP 102
    Speakers:
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;

 

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