Unfortunately, the more prevalent SIP Trunking becomes, they more susceptible it becomes to cyber attacks. As a business owner, you have to take care to keep your SIP Trunking Solution secure. Here are some common attacks and how to prevent them.
Put simply, malware is any kind of software that can steal data, open backdoors, or leak credentials. The most common types of malware are viruses (adware, spyware, trojans, etc.)
Spoofing is the use of false numbers that can fool people into believing that the call is from a trusted source. Callers commonly claim that they are government or financial institutions so that victims are more willing to divulge personal details.
Denial of Service
Also known as a DoS attack, this is done by overwhelming your system with data. When this is done, your users won’t be able to use it.
SIP Trunk Security Best Practices
Deny by Default
VoIP and SIP numbers are so common that it can, sadly, cause security issues. It’s a good practice to deny everyone except for authorized users that you know.
It’s an regrettable truth that most people have poor password security. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure that everyone with access to your SIP Trunking Solution have a strong, unique password with numbers, letters, capitals, and unique symbols. You should also make it regular practice to change your password on a routine basis.
Disable Unused Services
You should also disable any services that you’re not using. The reason to do this is because no one in your organization is keeping an eye on it. This means it is a vulnerable spot for attackers.