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Uli Schlegel outlines new security methods for the quantum era

ADVA Neutral Peering Days presentation will cover latest Layer 1 encryption technology as well as advances in QKD and post-quantum security

  • Speakers: Uli Schlegel, PLM director, ADVA
  • Topics: The ins and outs of quantum encryption: New approaches to secure optical networks
  • When: Friday, September 14, 1.30 p.m.
  • Where: Neutral Peering Days, Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands

Network security has become a strategic imperative across all industries. It’s now essential to ensure complete cybersecurity as data moves between the company walls and data centers. Layer 1 encryption solutions offer this protection along with full throughput, negligible latency and without adding complexity. Optical layer encryption, which protects data wherever it is in the network, has become the de-facto standard for infrastructure carrying the most sensitive and valuable information such as financial networks. But what about the looming security threat of quantum computing? With the window of opportunity closing fast before quantum technology becomes widely available, what can network operators do to protect against this unprecedented danger?

In this presentation, Uli Schlegel will explore the rise of secure Layer 1 networking and outline the high-speed encryption solutions that offer the best defense against hackers looking to tap into optical fiber. He will also discuss new encryption techniques for the quantum era, such as quantum key distribution (QKD) and post-quantum cryptography, and outline how recent ADVA demos show that protection from harvesting attacks is now available.