Brian Young, vice president for information technology and CIO, was quoted in the article “Taking the threat out of IP voice” in the Australian publication “Computerworld” June 10. The article addressed security issues surrounding voice over IP. The Colleges are running VoIP on one internal test local area network.
“When we look at major applications, we take into account whether their platforms attract more viruses or hackers, and I think that Windows is by far the biggest target,” said Young. “We need to do more for less, and that means having a system that's stable and doesn't take a lot of added security and features to protect it and run it. So for now, we're focusing on Linux and Unix platforms for voice over IP.”
“I won't bring VoIP into production at the school until we have some kind of voice-specific IDS in place, and we haven't seen that many so far,” he said.