Voice is now data and as such it is a new attack vector for hackers into a company network. Most VoIP systems being deployed are based on Session Initiation Protocol (or SIP) which was designed in the 90s when security was less of an issue.
In this podcast, Simon Heron, an Internet Security Analyst for Redscan, discusses the demand for, and the risks of VoIP deployment. He also suggests measures that should be implemented to defend voice traffic.
Listen to the podcast here.
Simon Heron is an Internet Security Analyst for Redscan, a unified threat management company. He has more than 19 years experience in the IT industry, including eight years experience in internet security. During this time he has developed and designed technologies including firewalls, anti-virus, LANs and WANs.
Simon began his career as a digital hardware and software engineer, developing pioneering speech recognition technology before moving on to work for the British Antarctic Survey (B.A.S.) as science project leader. While at the B.A.S. he spent two Antarctic winters at the research station Halley in the Antarctic, developing and enhancing graphical technologies in the harshest of conditions.