Gold on VoIP Security

Over on his blog Steve Gold laments the lack of focus on VoIP Security at the recent VoIP for Business event in London, and also talks about the failure of Ofcom (the Office of Communications in the UK) to take on the issue in their recently published VoIP service provider regulations. 

For those that don’t know the name, Gold is a security consultant of some pedigree: he was famously prosecuted by the UK government back in the 1980’s for compromising accounts in the Prestel system, a videotex system that was one of the world’s first online networks.  The failure of this prosecution led to the drafting of the Computer Misuse Act in the UK.