With the amount of data exchanging hands at this point, securing this data is of the utmost importance. Recently, companies such as Facebook and Google have been reprimanded by the federal government due to not securing the data of consumers. While many people willfully sign terms of service they do not understand, this does not mean that companies should exploit consumers as a result. Data is hacked and mined from all sources, and this even includes the sea. Since attacks are occurring from various areas, a specific business may be interested in distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) and the applications that come with this type of technology. One of these applications involves monitoring the data that is transmitted through cables under the sea. These cables are hidden from plain sight, but this does not mean they are immune to disruption or potential damage.
Understanding Subsea Cable Monitoring
With cables placed under the sea to avoid congestion on land, there are a lot of issues that can take place with this placement. When thinking of subsea cable monitoring, one of the first aspects involves fault detection. Since these cables are difficult to lay and monitor with ideal solutions, DAS assists with the use of triangulation. With this in mind, potential errors can be detected with ease.