Friday, 14 October 2011

Conference Call Systems and Security

I found a very interesting article talking about the security surrounding conference call systems, and the ease there is with some systems to allow you to eavesdrop in on calls.
Your competitors are simply dialing into insecure conference call lines and silently listening in. This happens at all levels … from the executive team making bajillion dollar decisions all the way down to those of us in the trenches talking shop on the technologies we use to build solutions. And the problem is only going to get worse as the workforce continues to migrate to more distributed environments.

It's a great article, and a really good read.   I even mentioned it to an acquaintance, and told me of a time it happened to him.

The Vulnerability We All Love to Ignore - NovaInfosecPortal

Scary.  (And not in a good Halloween-type scary...)