VoIP Security Must Be A Priority

PCWorld: VoIP Security Must Be A Priority

Hackers and cyber criminals have mounted denial of service attacks on VoIP systems, exploited them to commit toll fraud and found ways to eavesdrop on sensitive conversations. Yet most companies pay no attention to VoIP security.

“As attacks against VoIP persist businesses not only have to defend themselves, they have to do it under the gun of regulators who want proof that security was addressed in accordance with their ever-changing rules.

VoIP denial of service, toll fraud and eavesdropping attacks are serious problems, yet many businesses lack some of the most basic VoIP protections such as encryption, experts say. There is a sense of urgency to deal with these issues because at the same time, businesses are forced to comply with regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards that present a moving target as they are revised and updated.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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