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Our global 8 billion people population increasingly communicate constantly using the Internet. Nearly 5 billion use telephony paving the way of electronic communication since the turn of the last century. The remote workforce is now nearly ubiquitously using Voice Over IP (VoIP) driven by a global pandemic, unified communications (UC) availability including telephony and collaboration applications used by billions connecting to the Internet.

Primary attack vectors include:

VoIP’s global scale and its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) foundation powers most UC communications. SIP protocol itself is part of the security problem since it intentionally offers easy interoperability for voice applications and consists of more than 43 IETF RFCs.

VOIP/UC/SIP Security – Large Number of Threats More Than 40,000 Attack Vectors

SIP Attacks

To address UC, Internet and Telephony security risks and underlying complexity, Redshift Networks experts discover, defend and remediate against more than 40,000 different types of SIP attacks vectors. These SIP attacks occur throughout UC/Voice applications in every enterprise and service provider network – mobile, residential, cable, fixed line, wholesale, UC/Collaboration systems, cloud communications systems and more. Visible attacks are literally the tip of the iceberg. Many more attacks targeting enterprises and service providers lurk below the surface.

These 7 attack vectors listed above each contain a multitude of different attack techniques. Attack techniques leveraged include:

  • Fuzzing
  • Eavesdropping
  • Interception & Modification
  • Service Abuse Integrity
  • Flood based disruption of Service
  • Signaling or Media Manipulation
  • OS Vulnerabilities, Scanning and Enumeration tools
  • and UC/Collaboration threats.

These attack vectors and techniques are proactively identified and remediated with RedShift Network’s Condor Labs and SIP BotNet Threat Intelligence network of global honeypots.