Prevalent Network Threats and Telecommunication Security Challenges and Countermeasures in VoIP Networks

Eze Elias Chinedum, Elechi Onyekachi O., Sijing Zhang


Due to the recent global popularity gained by VoIP network while many organisations/industries are employing it for their voice communication needs, optimal security assurance has to be provided to guarantee security of their data/information against present day teeming security threats and attacks prevalent in IP-based networks. This research paper has critically investigated and analysed most of the security challenges associated with VoIP systems and traditional IP data networks; and has proposed several defence measures which if designed and implemented will prevent most (if not all) of the security threats plaguing these networks.

Keywords: Network security, VoIP, Computer attack, Security threats, SIP, H.323, Defence measures, IPSec.

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