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Sipera's UC Security Workshop

Featuring Noted Security Expert Paul Henry

Project UC, Protect UC: Deploying Low-risk,
Secure VoIP & Unified Communications

Free Workshop for all ITEXPO Attendees

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, Room 506

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Project UC, Protect UC: Deploying Low-risk, Secure VoIP
& Unified Communications

9:30 am to 9:45 am - Sept. 2, 20009; Los Angeles Convention Center

Welcome and overview
Adam Boone, Sipera Systems

Trends in Communications Security: VoIP and Unified Communications

9:45 am to 10:45 am

Paul Henry, Security Analyst and Consultant, SANS Institute,
Forensics & Recovery LLC, Lumension
  • Security trends: effects of the economy, geo-politics, cyber-war
  • VoIP, unified communications and security risks: no longer merely theory
  • Primary threats and risks: Toll Fraud, Eavesdropping, Vishing and SPIT

Managing the Unified Communications Transformation:
Proactive Security Planning

10:45 am to 11:30 am

Cory Stephens, Founder Encompass Technologies, LLC

  • Defining objectives of UC and VoIP deployments
  • Security as an enabler of VoIP and UC functionality
  • Proactive security planning as part of the VoIP and UC transformation process

Chief Security Architecture Considerations for VoIP and UC deployments

11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Drew Bloczynski, Director, Business & Security Consulting Practice, Sipera Systems

  • Case studies
  • Security architectures for extended enterprise, remote office applications,
    distributed call centers
  • Access control and authentication
  • SIP trunk termination and security


12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Threat Mitigation Strategies: Aligning VoIP and UC Security with Your Information Security Posture

1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Benjamin Huey, Chief Security Officer, Dieko Corporation

  • Data security compared to VoIP security
  • Best practices for incorporating VoIP and UC into an overarching security posture
  • VoIP and UC in relation to security and confidentiality mandates
  • Practical examples of effective VoIP and UC security architectures

Security Assessments: Overview and Best Practices for
Using Self Assessment Tools

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

VIPER Lab and Dieko Corp. – demonstration of open source testing tools
Mike Jones, Arjun Sambamoorthy, VIPER

  • Eavedropping
  • Password strength testing
  • Recommendations and best practices

Wrap-up, final discussion

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm


VoIP and Unified Communications (UC) have long held the promise of dramatically reducing your communications costs. But a common stumbling-block hampering adoption is ensuring that all communications are secure and that they support your information security policies.

If your business handles consumer data, credit card information, patient records, student records, proprietary data or intellectual property, then you need to be aware of the security implications of VoIP and UC. Recent real-world deployments of VoIP and UC have demonstrated an emerging set of best practices that enable you to capture the cost benefits of VoIP and UC, while maintaining the security posture essential to your business. Furthermore, enterprises that have embraced the principles of UC security are proving that they can securely project and extend these communications to external parties, unlocking new ways of collaborating with clients, partners, distributed employees and the supply chain.

This 1-day workshop, hosted by Paul Henry, Security Analyst and Consultant, SANS Institute, Forensics & Recovery LLC, Lumension, will feature a series of case studies, panel discussions and practical advice for assessing and improving your security posture for VoIP and UC.

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Topics to be covered include:

  • UC Security Life Cycle: Practical examples of how to apply security policies
    to VoIP and UC, including architecture analysis tips for your environment
  • Threat Mitigation: What types of VoIP and UC attacks are becoming prevalent?
    How to determine if you are at risk; overview and demonstrations of open source
    UC security assessment tools
  • Information Security Compliance: How mandates for consumer, student and patient
    record privacy and communications archiving applies in UC and VoIP environments
  • Extended Enterprise: UC security architectures for supporting teleworkers,
    remote offices, virtual enterprises, and distributed call centers
  • Encryption: Strategies for effective deployment of encryption both inside the
    enterprise and with external parties
  • Toll Fraud: Addressing security gaps that create risk of toll fraud
  • SIP Trunks: Terminating SIP trunks along with advanced security policy enforcement
  • Business Continuity: Establishing a secure distributed workforce communications foundation to support Business Continuity Planning, Pandemic Planning,
    Disaster Recovery
  • Access Control: Examples of best practices for authenticating users and
    granting access to enterprise communications resources, including adopting
    two-factor authentication for VoIP and UC
  • Security Requirements: evaluation and implementation of VoIP and UC security requirements specific to deployments in Financial Services, Healthcare, Education, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution/Logistics, Transportation and other industries Who should attend?

This workshop will feature practical advice and information of interest to:

  • Enterprise telephony, telecom, IT and networking managers
  • Enterprise information or communications security managers
  • Security consultants and practitioners
  • Compliance managers and consultants
  • Service providers providing SIP trunks and hosted VoIP or UC services
  • CTOs, CIOs and other senior executives in enterprises adopting VoIP and UC

About the Workshop Host

Sipera Systems is a worldwide leader in security solutions for Unified Communications (UC). Companies across the globe rely on Sipera's solutions to simplify and confidently deploy their VoIP and UC over any network to any device. Solutions available from Sipera include secure distributed call centers, remote teleworkers, information security and archiving compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, secure SIP trunk termination, and many others. Sipera's VIPER Lab is the industry's premier provider of VoIP and UC security consulting services, including vulnerability assessments that protect clients from security breaches such as eavesdropping, information security gaps, toll fraud and other risks. Learn more at

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