VoIP Security is quickly becoming a major concern. In this episode I spoke with Andrew Graydon over at Borderware, also Chair of the Security Requirements Committee within VoIPSA. We talked about SIP security, identity theft, SPAM, SPIT, SPIM and what the industry is doing about it.
Andrew Graydon is currently Chair of the Security Requirements Committee within VoIPSA, the industry’s first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Security Alliance. VOIPSA is an open group of leading VoIP vendors, providers, security researchers, and thought leaders with the purpose of improving the public awareness of issues and best practices for security and privacy of Voice over IP.
In his role, Andrew and the Security Requirements Committee are tasked with defining security requirements across the wide spectrum of the VoIP ecosystem including individual VoIP building blocks, supporting security technology components (SBCs, Firewalls, etc.), architecture and network design (NAT, VPN, port security, etc.), network management, and end point access and authentication.
In addition to his position on VoIPSA, Andrew is also the CTO at Borderware, where he is responsible for leading the technology innovations at the company, ensuring their position as a leader in the messaging security field. Bringing his technical expertise and years of working worldwide with customers and technical communities, his vision, energy and enthusiasm drive BorderWare products to being the best-of-breed in messaging security. Prior to BorderWare, Andrew was the V.P. Customer Engineering at Wysdom, a privately held company which pioneered the Software Delivery Platform for wireless devices, allowing wireless telcos to enable their internal infrastructure for secure delivery of functionality to external developers. In this role he helped to internally define the technology and concepts while working with the customers and the technical community.
In his previous position as Director, Development with Origins Software Company, a startup in Boston bought by Wysdom, he architected the product and led the development team for ActiveBlueprints, a fourth generation development environment for generating N-tiered application code for mobile devices from graphical design flow diagrams.
Andrew holds a B.Sc(Hons) from Dublin City University, Ireland, in Applied Physics with specializations in Computational and Mathematical Physics.