Attacks and security of physical layer in all-optical networks

Period: June 2006

Status: finished

Participants: J. Siuzdak, K. Perlicki, Ł. Maksymiuk, G. Stepniak


All-optical networks are characterized by entirely optical signal processing at the network nodes as well as optical transparency. Unfortunately, apart from normal users, criminal entities may gain network access. This work was devoted to analysis of various attacks against physical layer of All-Optical Networks. There were presented different types and mechanisms of attacks: unauthorized data access, in band jamming and crosstalk (in particular OXC imposed crosstalk), out of band jamming (gain competition, cross gain attacks, nonlinear phenomena in optical amplifiers and fibers etc.), correlated jamming, transients, spoofing and mechanical attacks.