With Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) becoming more and more popular for businesses there is a need for more security. Today a group of vendors, providers and security researchers in the VoIP field have formed the Voice over Internet Protocol Security Alliance (VOIPSA).
The group will host discussion lists and disseminate white papers along with sponsoring research projects and the development of tools and methodologies for public use. It seeks to serve an educational role for organizations that might create large and serious exposures unknowingly as they implement VoIP.
"Despite the advantages of VoIP, if the technology is not implemented properly and securely, we will likely circumvent existing security controls and expose our networks," says Brian Kelly, director of Giuliani Advanced Security Center at Ernst & Young.