New Enterprise Connect 2016 Session to Go Inside the Mind of a Voice Hacker

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Jan 20, 2016, 09:00 ET from Enterprise Connect

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM Americas, today announces an exciting new General Session, Inside the Mind of a Voice Hacker: The Evolution of Enterprise Voice Threats. Highlighting the evolving security threats to Unified Communication (UC) and voice systems, the session will show enterprise communications professionals how to defend their systems against malicious attacks.

Enterprise Connect 2016 will take place March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to register, visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando.

Security risks to UC and voice systems continue to escalate as the tools and techniques available to the attacker become more complex. This unique session will give attendees a close-up look at some of the hackers' most destructive toolkits for attacking communications systems--including smartphone botnets used for Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) and robocalls, as well as more damaging attacks that can disable key infrastructure components such as Session Border Controllers (SBCs).

The panelists for the session will be:

Weston Hecker - Network/Security Engineer and Hacker for High Point Networks, LLC
Weston Hecker brings with him 11 years of experience in penetration testing as well as 12 years in security research and programming. In addition to co-authoring SkimBad, an anti-malware framework, Weston has discovered several vulnerabilities in software and firmware – including Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, HTC and Verizon. He is currently working with a major University on a research project with Department of Homeland Security, focused on 911 emergency systems and attack mitigation. As part of this project, Weston is converting an Eastern European-origin Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) botnet tool to English and researching various attacks on SBCs. He is a frequent speaker, including recent presentations at Defcon 22 and 23 and over 40 other speaking engagements.

Mark D. Collier - CTO for SecureLogix Corp
Mark D. Collier manages SecureLogix's technology roadmap, works with strategic customers, performs security research, monitors for new threats and architects their new security solution. He has been working in the software industry for more than 20 years and has led multiple research efforts in the area of voice, VoIP and UC security. Mark has developed a number of SIP attack tools as part of his research and in support of his books, Hacking Exposed: VoIP and Hacking Exposed: UC and VoIP. He is currently working with the Department of Homeland Security on multiple research projects focused on complex TDoS attacks and other security issues in critical environments such as Next Generation 911 centers.

The General Session Inside the Mind of a Voice Hacker: The Evolution of Enterprise Voice Threats will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 11:30am12:00pm.

"It's important to realize that no UC or voice system is immune from attack. We're excited to host security experts Weston Hecker and Mark Collier, who can share best practices for defending systems against hackers' increasingly sophisticated attacks," said Eric Krapf, Enterprise Connect General Manager and program co-chair. "This session brings together the enterprise communications and information security worlds for a deep dive into a complex issue. We're excited to bring this topic to the forefront and help UC professionals protect their networks."

The new session joins a robust conference program spanning a wide range of keynotes, sessions and tracks all geared towards the latest trends and groundbreaking shifts in the unified communications and collaboration space. All General Sessions take place on the keynote stage and are open to all Conference Pass types as well as Expo Plus.

Full General Session Schedule:

  • UC Summit: Is the Path to UC Changing?
  • Mobility Summit: Does IT Need a New Approach to Mobility?
  • Enterprise Summit: How Should You Prepare for the Next Wave?
  • Cloud Summit: Is Cloud Communications Ready to Fulfill Its Potential?
  • EC Summit: Managing Communications in a changing Environment
  • Disruptor Panel: Internet of things and Enterprise Communications: Is Convergence Coming?
  • Locknote/Town Hall

For more information on these sessions, Keynote speakers and the Conference program visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/scheduler/

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About Enterprise Connect
For more than 25 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, (nojitter.com), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com. Enterprise Connect is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.

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