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.
Wayne Hickey is part of Ciena’s Packet Portfolio team, and has worked for several hi-tech telecommunications companies including ECI Telecom, APCON, Overture, and Cisco Systems, building and selling solutions to all market segments. Wayne has held senior level positions in product management and marketing of software and hardware of Ethernet switches, Ethernet Access Devices, Metro and Optical Ethernet equipment, has a Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology and lived in the Dallas area for the past 16 years. Prior to that Wayne worked for Aliant Inc. (now Bell Aliant) building telecommunications networks.