Program Participant

Program Participant

Glen Gerhard

VP, Product Management, Sansay
USA

Glen has a background in both carrier and vendor corporations and brings complex issues into focus and context. As a speaker at many conferences and author of several patents his experience provides an objective view of the challenges facing VoIP carriers. He worked for Nuera Communications as Product Line Manager and VP Business Development, overseeing the introduction of their first SIP gateways and SS7 softswitches. He has been VP of Product Management at Sansay since 2004 and is instrumental in their corporate strategies.

You can find Glen Gerhard in:

Security Strategies for Service Providers
Sunday, 18 January 2015
14.10–14.30

Proceedings:

Carrier Security Briefing

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Security Strategies for Service Providers

Abstract

As more general purpose computers become communication endpoints the risk factors change for service providers. WebRTC, Skype and Lync create a new environment for hackers to utilize for a variety of purposes. In addition to protecting their own network functionality service providers are faced with securing IPBXs and endpoints that are not on their own premises and not under their control. The increased number of attack surfaces means that service providers have to adapt their security strategies to maintain network uptime and to protect users from theft of information or services. Simply defending against DDOS attacks is not enough in today's distributed and feature rich communication environment.

This paper analyzes all the attack surfaces along the modern communication path and provides a view of how best to protect the service and devices from attackers. Each layer of the communication path is analyzed from the user and the carrier's perspective for a risk assessment and effective countermeasures.

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