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Limits of intrusion detection systems in a gigabit optical link
Author(s): Abrar Salim; Saul S. Carroll; Javid Atai
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Paper Abstract

We systematically investigate the capabilities of a commercial intrusion detection system for a gigabit optical Ethernet network. It is found that the location of the tap and the amount of light tapped out are key factors in being able to successfully intercept the data. It is also shown, for the first time, that there is a region within the plane of distance from the transmitter versus power penalty where the link can be tapped and the data can be extracted successfully without the intrusion being detected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(4) 045005 doi: 10.1117/1.3407426
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 4
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Abrar Salim, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Saul S. Carroll
Javid Atai, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

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