Many people don’t realize is that fiber optic cables are often easily accessible and unguarded, making them a potential target for hackers looking to tap into the huge amounts of data that travel across these fiber networks. Ciena's Paulina Gomez details the security vulnerabilities, while Patrick Scully gives a live demo of how easy it is to tap a fiber cable.
Mr. Petrik joined Ciena in July 1996 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President in August 1997. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Petrik was employed by Microdyne Corporation where he was the Assistant Controller from 1989 to 1994 and Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Petrik holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant.