New Book: Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks

As some readers may already know, Syngress has now published a book I wrote, “Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks” that dives into the threats to communications systems and the strategies to protect your systems. It is part of a series of “Seven Deadliest <topic> Attacks” books that have come out over the past couple of months. (And yes, there are seven books in the series.)

As I explained in this video, my intent was not so much to write a book about “VoIP security” but rather to take a look at a slightly larger level at the overall systems that we are connecting together under the name of “unified communications”. When we have voice, video, instant messaging, presence… coming from multiple different systems and then distributed over the global IP network… how do you secure it all?

The book was really my attempt to put in print form many of the themes we have written about on this site, talked about on the Blue Box Podcast and discussed in the VOIPSEC mailing list.

I do want to thank a couple of people in the VOIPSA circles… as I noted in the Acknowledgements, Dustin D. Trammell was an outstanding technical editor – and Andy Zmolek provided some excellent comments and thoughts. Longtime friend and VOIPSA blog contributor Martyn Davies had some helpful feedback, too, as did Scott Beer over at Ingate Systems.

Anyway, the book is out there… and I’ve put up a companion web site at www.7ducattacks.com where I’ll be listing additional resources, errata, updates, etc. There is also a Facebook page for the book. Feedback is definitely welcome (and yeah, I wouldn’t be opposed if you bought a copy or two 😉 ). I’m doing some interviews and podcasts about the book… if you are interested in interviewing me for your site or show, please contact me.

My hope with the book is that in some small way it can help encourage and spread the discussions we all have been having here… and in the end help our communications systems be a bit more secure. Thanks to all of you who have been reading posts here, commenting on them, participating in VOIPSEC and asking great questions.

P.S. If you are available tomorrow, Friday, May 20th, at 1pm US Eastern time, I’ll be interviewed live on the VoIP Users Conference call. Anyone is welcome to join in, listen, and ask questions.

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