Synopsis: Emerging Telephony 2007 General Session by Blue Box co-host Dan York called the "Black Bag Security Review" where Dan tells a story about VoIP security.
Welcome to Blue Box: The VoIP Security Podcast Special Edition #15, a 22-minute podcast of a general session presentation by Blue Box co-host Dan York called the "Black Bag Security Review" at O'Reilly's Emerging Telephony Conference 2007.
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At O'Reilly's 2007 Emerging Telephony conference last week in San Francisco, I (Dan) had the opportunity to give a 15-minute presentation to all attendees about VoIP security. Rather than doing the traditional slideware outlining the threats, tools, best practices, etc., I tried to do something very different and simply tell a story of what could happen if a VoIP system were installed in an insecure manner - and how to go about securing that system. I tried to make it interesting and humorous (something not often tied to VoIP security) and the feedback at the show was quite positive. Given that this was the first time I had presented the topic in this manner, I would very definitely appreciate comments (positive or negative) either left here on this blog entry or sent or called in to the email address and numbers below.
Because the presentation was quite different in style from others that were given (and yes, it does come in at 243 slides in just about 15 minutes!), I received a number of questions and wound up writing a bit more about the presentation over on my Disruptive Telephony blog. I included a bit about Lawrence Lessig and his impact on this presentation style.
I will include here an embedded view of the slides courtesy of SlideShare.net, although without being synced to the audio, they aren't terribly useful given that I was moving through them fast. At some point I will also include a PDF version of the slides as well.
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