Tell Your Cybersecurity Insurer You Operate A Military-grade Optical LAN And Demand The Lower Premiums You Deserve

by | May 9, 2017 | Blog

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security states that cyber insurance should encourage security best practices by setting premium costs relative to the level of protection companies implement. That means that a company that implements the best cybersecurity policies and procedures will be rewarded in the form of paying the least amount of money for their premiums.

If your company has cybersecurity insurance, your underwriter is going to assess a cyber risk score for your company based on your company’s external and internal digital risk factors. When it comes to your internal digital risk audit, Tellabs Optical LAN can help improve a company’s cybersecurity posture in the following manner:

  • Promote fiber cabling over copper cabling wherever possible
  • Implement strict access control policies and procedures
  • Set consistent and repeatable security policies and procedures
  • Assign strict IT staff user-based roles and responsibilities based on seniority and skill-level
  • Reduce the number of IT staff that can access corporate resources
  • Secure, and even eliminate, equipment in main data center and telecommunications rooms
  • Deploy a LAN with fewer managed and full-functioning switches, modules and ports

Our advice to CIOs and IT pros is for you to be proactive with your cybersecurity insurance underwriter. By taking the time to educate your insurance representative on the unique security benefits of Optical LAN, you can best position your company to be rewarded with lower premiums.

To learn more about how military-grade Optical LAN can improve your company’s cybersecurity posture, you can visit our Security webpage resources.


John Hoover, Tellabs Marketing Director
John Hoover
Director of Marketing
John Hoover is a Marketing Director at Tellabs and 2024 Board Chair of the Association for Promoting Optical LAN (APOLAN). Over the past 20 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, wireless and more recently enterprise Passive Optical LAN adoption.