Michael Myser, writing for eWeek sure is a downer:
One has to wonder a bit if the vendors that speak at such events are "warning" of these coming exploits in order to sell the products they offer...
Before long, VOIP systems will be filled with spam, open to hackers and taken down by worms. But security, infrastructure and VOIP vendors say it's important to get ahead of the curve, and they encouraged enterprises to consider security first when implementing VOIP systems in a panel Wednesday at Ziff Davis Media's online Virtual Tradeshow on security.
Chris Thatcher, prominantly quoted in the article, is the "national practice leader at Dimension Data Holdings. DiData has an IP Telephone division. Another panelist, Andrew Graydon, vice president of technology at BorderWare Technologies Inc. is one step closer to the "problem" -- his company is the self described "Benchmark for Messaging Security."
So were there any independent analysts on this panel? Only attendees will know, as eWeek only had sufficient column inches to pump paying company represenatives? Cynical? Nah, I've been there myself... that's the way the game is played. Caveat Emptor.