Dan York Responds to Business Week Article

by Bruce Stewart

I enjoy reading Dan York's blog and listening to the excellent Blue Box VoIP Security podcast that he does with Jonathan Zar, and Dan recently posted an interesting response to the Business Week article about the Pena/Moore VoIP hacking story that has been getting a ton of attention. Dan agrees with the article's conclusion that it's important to consider security when deploying VoIP systems, but takes issue with how it uses a broad brush to paint all things VoIP-related as having the same level of security issues and concerns.

The challenging part about this article - and most others I have seen on the subject in recent days - is that it lumps everything into a broad "VoIP" category while the reality is that there are definite differences between enterprise VoIP systems and the consumer / wholesale VoIP market.