Gartner: Cyberspace, The Next Battlefield

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-01-20 Print this article Print

VoIP is the most vulnerable

Gartner Research last week released a study that predicts voice over IP and other converging network technologies make the possibility of a national-level cyberwar possible by 2009. VoIP is the most vulnerable, the report indicates, as the inherent latency found in the communication medium makes it an easy target for an enemy to launch a DDoS attack. In the next couple years, the U.S. and other countries will likely have the capability to wage cyberwar, the Gartner report states, while "brute force," or distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, on VoIP systems could become commonplace by 2007.

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