Comments on: Cybersecurity goes prime time at Davos http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/26/cybersecurity-goes-prime-time-at-davos/ World Economic Forum Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JHerships2 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/26/cybersecurity-goes-prime-time-at-davos/#comment-16623 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:24:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1210#comment-16623 It is heartening to see this sort of open organizing going on in the face of new and evolving global threats. Regarding the four categories of digital security which you name, in particular numbers 3) malware, and 4) exfiltration (a.k.a.cyberwarfare and cyber espionage), we would like to suggest that attention be paid to Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which we believe to be a serious but as yet unrecognized vector for future security risks of worldwide proportions. Internet telephony is exposed to all the risks of the Internet. As the usage of VoIP expands, one of its greatest risks is that those of malicious intent will not only be able to disrupt our Internet communications, they will be able to shut down our telephone communications as well, leaving us with no effective means of communications at all. If this were to happen, and it very well could, segments of our economy, indeed our whole country would be paralyzed. This worrisome possibility elevates VoIP to one of the most critical cyber-security threats, and a top level Homeland Security risk.

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