By Kevin M. Nixon, Information-Security-Resources.com Security EditorI recently had the opportunity to talk to some of best known innovators of ourtime, including Steve Wozniak, John McAfee, Alex Fielding, Phil Zimmermann, JonCallas and Marc Hodosh. They discuss the fatal flaw in VoIP which create theability to perform warrantless wiretaps and what they have done to lead theindustry toward more trusted and secure Cyberspace.Can VoIP Really Be Encrypted? No, or at least not until now.Forrester Consulting fielded an online survey of email decision makers at largeUS, UK, German, French and Australian companies. Respondents were asked abouttheir concerns, priorities and plans related to the content of email leaving theirorganizations, as well as related concerns about the risks associated with mobiledevices, blogs and message boards, media sharing sites and other electroniccommunications technologies.Forrester gathered a total of 424 responses from companies with 1,000 or moreemployees, including 301 US, 32 UK, 30 German, 31 French and 30 Australiancompanies. The findings of the 2008 study are published in the report “OutboundEmail and Data Loss Prevention in Today’s Enterprise, 2008”The greatest interest by survey respondents was in having the ability to makephone calls from a laptop computer, in allowing employees to make phone calls froma PDA, and in unified messaging, which allows (among other things) users to accesse-mail messages from their voice mail boxes.The number of cellular/WLAN subscribers will reach over 256 million worldwide by2009, or roughly 12% of all cellular subscribers. By 2009, the numbers ofsubscribers using WLAN for voice is expected to exceed those using WLAN for dataonly.Overall, about 60% of decision-maker respondents believed that it would bebeneficial to have a solution that integrates the WWAN with the WLAN.The number of voice over IP (VoIP) users in Europe has quadrupled in two years,driven by aggressive pricing for bundled communications services, saystelecommunications analyst Telegeography.The firm reported that at year-end 2007, 25.3 million consumer VoIP lines were inservice in Western Europe.This was up from 15 million in 2006, and nearly four times the 6.5 million VoIPsubscribers in 2005.Costs of Data Compromises Rising – Data Thieves Becoming More AggressiveThe Ponemon Institute in a study of 43 companies, sponsored by PGP, found thetotal cost of coping with the consequences data compromise events rose to $6.6million per breach, up from $6.3 million in 2007 and $4.7 million in 2006.There are some distinct consequences of a data breach, especially in healthcareand financial services, Ponemon notes. In these two industries more than others,customers notified of a data breach are more likely to discontinue associationwith companies that failed to secure sensitive data about them.In other findings, the Ponemon study said 88% of all the cases for 2008 weretraced back to insider negligence.