Prepare for cyberwar
A recent study by Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Research found that converging network technologies could lead to international cyberwar by 2009. The report cited voice over IP technology as particularly vulnerable to cyberassaults, such as distributed denial of service attacks.
"Just like standard IP networking equipment, VoIP-specific equipment is susceptible to traditional IP threats, such as worms, viruses and unauthorized system access," the report stated.
The Gartner report indicated that security technology could protect networks in the case of cyberwarfare as long as enterprises planned accordingly.