Security a weak point in videoconferencing systems

Jim O'Neill, FierceEnterpriseCommunicationsNew UC capabilities such as videoconferencing may be a time saver in that they can create relevant face to face meetings without requiring the expense of travel, but as FierceEnterpriseCommunications' Jim O'Neill explains, they can be security risk.

In his editorial, O'Neill points to a New York Times article that details how a security officer for Rapid 7 built a computer program that enabled him to enter into 5,000 videoconferencing systems that resided outside of their companies' respective firewalls and were configured to automatically answer calls.

Among the companies that he was able to view in a matter of two hours were major law firms, venture capital companies, pharmaceutical firms, universities and medical centers.

With all of this sensitive business information at risk, the next question is what are these corporations doing to protect their videoconferencing systems from being compromised? Read more...