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ADVA Optical Networking Provides Solution to Polymorphic Attacks

Presentation to Reveal How Layered Encryption Strategy Protects Data in Motion

  • Speaker: Bill Balmer, manager, global business development, Ethernet and NFV markets, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Topic: Polymorphic Attacks on Data-in-Motion Creates Challenges for Both the Service Provider and End User
  • When: Wednesday, May 11, 10:10 a.m.
  • Where: 2016 Merit Member Conference, Ann Arbor Marriott, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA


The explosion of cloud data and application-based connectivity has given cybercriminals   new opportunities for attack. With so much data in motion the keys that unlock encryption have become exposed. Yesterday’s technologies are being overwhelmed by polymorphic attacks from malware which constantly changes to avoid detection and uses encryption streams to gain access. Traditional safeguarding methodologies such as firewalls have become no more than police tape surrounding a crime scene. 

In this presentation, Bill Balmer will demonstrate that the time has come for service providers and customers to work together to protect data when it is most vulnerable. He will show that the only way to combat this latest cyberthreat is to create a layered encryption strategy. Bill will demonstrate that low-latency encryption at Layers 1 and 2 as data moves between sites should now be deployed universally and that new technologies such as NFV can make cost effective solutions possible.