PBX Security and Forensics presents readers with theoretical and practical background for Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs). PBX is privately owned equipment that serve the communication needs of a private or public entity making connections among internal telephones and linking them to other users in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Targeted damages and attacks in PBXs can cause significant instability and problems. The author provides examples of these threats and how to prevent against such attacks in the future. Readers will also be shown where to find forensics data and how to conduct relevant analysis.
PBX Security and Forensics begins with an introduction to PBXs (Private Branch Exchanges) and the scene, statistics and involved actors. This book discusses confidentiality, integrity and availability threats in PBXs. The author examines the threats and the technical background as well as security and Forensics involving PBXs. The purpose of this book is to raise user awareness in regards to security and privacy threats present in PBXs, helping both users and administrators safeguard their systems.About the Author :
Dr. Iosif I. Androulidakis has an active presence in the ICT security field, having authored more than 50 papers and presented over 100 talks and lectures at international conferences and seminars in 19 countries. Holding a Ph.D. in Electronics, his research interests focus on security issues in PBXs (private telephony exchanges) where he holds 18 years of experience, as well as in mobile phones and embedded systems. Part of his research has led to the granting of 2 patents. During his career, he collaborated with Telecom Operators, National Police Cybercrime departments, the European Police Academy (CEPOL), the European Public Law Center, universities and research centers, vocational training institutes, the media and private security consulting firms. Mr. Androulidakis is also a member of IEEE (Technical Committee on Security & Privacy) and ACM (Special Interest Group on Security Audit & Control). Finally, he is a certified ISO9001:2000 (Quality Management System) and ISO27001:2005 (Information Security Management System) auditor and consultant.