Teaching and Speaking at VoiceCon


We’ll be teaching a tutorial at VoiceCon next week:

Monday, March 5th
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
IP Telephony Security Threats and Countermeasures

This tutorial will provide the latest information on security issues for IP Telephony implementations. The course is divided into two parts: Assessing the potential danger, and what you can do about it. Course participants will gain an appreciation for the nature of the security threats to IP-PBX gear, and will get concrete recommendations for how to handle this threat.

Also, we’ll be doing a panel session on Wednesday:

Wednesday, March 7th
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Voice-Oriented Attacks

You’ve heard all the clever new acronyms and slang like SPIT (spam over IP telephony) and VOIP phishing, and these attacks are becoming more of a concern. At the same time, however, attacks traditionally aimed at the data network are being tailored toward voice infrastructure–for example, denial of service attacks that tie up telephone trunks and block the call center. This session will familiarize you with voice-oriented attacks that you may not have encountered yet, but do need to think about preventing.
KEY QUESTIONS:
* What are the most serious voice-oriented attacks being seen “in the wild”? Which have only appeared as hackers’ “proof of concept,” but could soon go live?
* What avenues are used to attack voice-specific infrastructure, and how do you protect these?
* What types of equipment and technologies must you implement to stop voice-oriented attacks?
* What specific kinds of damage can these attacks cause?

If you’re attending VoiceCon, please stop by and say hello!  We’ll be also giving away a couple of copies of the book throughout the week.

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