[VOIPSEC] U.S. not ready for cyber attack
peter.thermos at palindrometech.com
Tue Dec 23 16:42:39 GMT 2008
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> Subject: Re: [VOIPSEC] U.S. not ready for cyber attack
> This has more to do with cyberwarfare or info-warfare than
> VOIP, or is there a connection I'm missing. Sorry but VOIP
> isn't mission critical infrastruction, but it DOES depend on one...
Indeed, this is mostly related to cyberwarfare and converged networks are
(or at least should be) part of this.
My question is geared towards carrier environments since Telecommunications
is considred part of the National Critical Infrastructure (tier 1) and many
of them use signaling protocols (e.g., SIP/H.323/SIGTRAN) for peering or
provide termination to enterprise customers.
Of course, if your underlying infrastructure (routers/switches) is crippled
then your signaling is also crippled.
But if an attacker is unsuccesfull in impacting the underlying
infrastructure (routers/switches) at the routing/ transport level (e.g.,
BGP/IGMP/IS-IS/IP) the next target layer will be signaling and media.
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