Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks provides a comprehensive coverage of the seven most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to Unified Communications (UC) and lays out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable.
The book describes the intersection of the various communication technologies that make up UC, including Voice over IP (VoIP), instant message (IM), and other collaboration technologies. There are seven chapters that focus on the following: attacks against the UC ecosystem and UC endpoints; eavesdropping and modification attacks; control channel attacks; attacks on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks and public switched telephone network (PSTN) interconnection; attacks on identity; and attacks against distributed systems. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the threat along with some examples of the problem. This is followed by discussions of the anatomy, dangers, and future outlook of the threat as well as specific strategies on how to defend systems against the threat. The discussions of each threat are also organized around the themes of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
This book will be of interest to information security professionals of all levels as well as recreational hackers.
Knowledge is power, find out about the most dominant attacks currently waging war on computers and networks globally
Discover the best ways to defend against these vicious attacks; step-by-step instruction shows you how
Institute countermeasures, don’t be caught defenseless again, and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable
Dan York has been writing, speaking and teaching about online communication technology since the mid-1980s. In 1998 he co-founded the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), today the leading global certification program for Linux professionals, and later served on the Board of Directors of Linux International. He’s written multiple books on Linux and networking; created some of the first courseware about creating web sites back in the early 1990’s; developed open source software in many languages including python, perl, LISP and most recently Node.js; and worked with more XML variants than he can possibly remember, including DocBook, VoiceXML, CCXML and more. His writing can be found at Code.DanYork.com and he is on Github as danyork.
Dan serves as the Director of Conversations at Voxeo heading up the company’s communication through new/social media including blogs, video, Twitter and Facebook with a focus on creating online content helping developers build applications. Previously, Dan served in Voxeo’s Office of the CTO focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.
Outside of Voxeo, Dan serves as the Chair of the VOIP Security Alliance , was the author of the book Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks and was previously the producer and co-host of the weekly Blue Box: The VoIP Security Podcast