UK IT managers are ignoring Voice over IP (VoIP) security threats, according to a NetIQ survey.
VoIP threats have yet to hit the radar of security experts found the UK survey of 66 UK IT managers. More than half of the respondents rated the chance of viruses or worms attacking their systems as low or very low. Spam over IP (SPIT) and SIP attacks were only concerns for 12% and 18% respectively and only 24% of those surveyed were concerned with DoS or toll fraud.
The survey highlights a worrying complacency amongst organizations which have either already deployed or are about to install a VoIP infrastructure, said Ulrich Weigel, chief security strategist for NetIQ.
The study comes hot on the heels of the SANS Institute’s annual investigation into the most significant IT risks, which pin-pointed VoIP servers and phones as a top 20 security threat in 2007. In their rush to enjoy the cost savings of VoIP, SANS warned that organizations have overlooked security vulnerabilities.