A novel conceptual model of secure photonic networks

Ken Ichi Kitayama, Masahide Sasaki, Soichiro Araki, Makoto Tsubokawa, Akihisa Tomita, Kyo Inoue, Katsuyoshi Harasawa, Yuki Nagasako, Atsushi Takada

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

We address emerging threats to the security of photonic networks as these networks become heterogeneous being opened to the upper layers, multi-operator, and end users. We review the potential threats, mainly loss of the confidentiality of user data transmitted through optical fibres and disturbances of network control, both of which could seriously damage the entire network. We then propose a novel conceptual model of a secure photonic network by introducing a quantum key distribution (QKD) network to its legacy structure. Secure keys generated by the QKD network are managed by key management agents (KMAs) and used to encrypt not only user data but also control signals. The KMAs cooperate with the Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) controller for secure path provisioning and drive photonic and modern crypto engines in appropriate combinations. Finally, we present a roadmap of a deployment scenario, starting from niche applications such as mission critical and business applications.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011
イベント2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
継続期間: 2011 6 262011 6 30

出版物シリーズ

名前International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISSN(電子版)2162-7339

Other

Other2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/6/2611/6/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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