Want to join in to a free webinar/webcast to learn about VoIP and Unified Communications security? Tomorrow, Thursday, January 26, 2012, I (Dan York) will be speaking as part of US Telecom’s monthly educational webinar series on the topic of: “Securing VoIP and Unified Communications Systems“
The session will be at 1:00pm US Eastern. Registration is free using the “Register Now” link on the right side of the US Telecom webinar page. I’ll be spending about 30 minutes covering the range of security issues with VoIP and UC and then will have plenty of time for questions.
The abstract of the session includes:
What are the major security threats to today’s telecommunications infrastructure?
As telecom has evolved from the traditional circuit-switched PSTN to a new world of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC), what are the security implications? As services move to be based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), how does that change the security of the system? Is this new IP-based world less or more secure? What are the threats and what are the best practices to protect against those threats?
I’ve always found these sessions to be quite enjoyable to do and have always enjoyed the dialogue that frequently happens with questions. I encourage you to register and participate.
If you can’t join live, US Telecom will be making an archive of the session available for 90 days. I believe it will be linked from the webinar page, but if not I will update this post with the information.
Tomorrow (Friday, December 17, 2010) I will be participating in a webinar entitled “Deployment of Next Generation IP Security” for the International Legal Technology Association, an industry organization looking to “maximize the value of technology in support of the legal profession“. It should be fun and I’m expecting that the questions I’ll receive may indeed be a bit different from doing a webinar to security professionals or enterprise IT staff.
The abstract is as follows:
Deployment of next generation IP-PBXs and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are the new standard. AT&T has gone on record stating POTS is dead. So are these new technologies safe? How can you insure a safe and secure environment? Recently in one such sophisticated attack the attacker hacked into the SIP provider and bounced off the IP-PBX which re-directed the calls to a Michigan number which then re-directed the calls to International Countries of known terrorist activity thus racking up over $12,000 in toll-fraud charges. Could this happen to you? This Webinar will look into the following:
- How to properly choose a SIP provider
- Voice encryption with emphasis on soft phone deployment on laptops, wireless and Wi-Fi devices.
- User Authentication via third party certification (Today anyone can download an app or purchase a calling-card which allows them to display any Caller ID Number)
- Remote User and Voice RTP Stream protection (This is a known VOIP Vulnerability)
Securing your IP-PBX can be simple once you understand the issues. It is then up to you as to what level of protection you which to deploy.
If you are interested in offering a similar webinar to your organization, be it a company, nonprofit or industry group, please feel free to drop me a note, as I’m always open to participating in such sessions (and have done so many times in the past).
And if you are a ILTA member, I look forward to answering your questions tomorrow!
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