Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks by Dan YorkSeven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks by Dan York

Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks

byDan YorkEditorDan York

Paperback | April 22, 2010

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Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacksprovides 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 (CISSP) is the Best Practices Chair for the VOIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) as well as the producer of "Blue Box: The VoIP Security Podcast" where since October 2005 he and co-host Jonathan Zar have discussed VOIP security news and interviewed people involved in the field. Dan is employed as the Director of Conversations at Vo...
Title:Seven Deadliest Unified Communications AttacksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 22, 2010Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1597495476

ISBN - 13:9781597495479


Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The Unified Communications Ecosystem Chapter 2. Insecure Endpoints Chapter 3. Eavesdropping, and Modification Chapter 4. Control Channel Attacks: Fuzzing, DoS, SPIT, and Toll Fraud Chapter 5. SIP Trunking and PSTN Interconnection Chapter 6. Identity, Spoofing, and Vishing Chapter 7. The End of Geography

Editorial Reviews

"Anyone charged with securing their enterprise UC systems will find Dan York's clear and thoughtful guidance invaluable as we enter this era of massively interconnected communications solutions. There's no magic bullet for UC security, but Dan gives readers the next best thing: accessible security models and straightforward action plans that speak directly to the most unique aspects of UC security challenges." - Andrew Zmolek, Sr. Mgr., Security Planning and Strategy, Avaya, Inc.