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.
Patrick T. Gallagher joined Ciena as a Director in May 2009. From January 2008 until February 2009, Mr. Gallagher was Chairman of Macro 4 plc, a global software solutions company, and from May 2006 until March 2008, served as Vice Chairman of Golden Telecom Inc., a leading facilities-based provider of integrated communications in Russia and the CIS. From 2003 until 2005, Mr. Gallagher was Executive Vice Chairman and served as Chief Executive Officer of FLAG Telecom Group and, prior to that role, held various senior management positions at British Telecom. Mr. Gallagher also serves on the board of directors of Harmonic Inc. and Sollers JSC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with honors, from Warwick University.