The real-world guide to securing Cisco-based IP telephony applications, devices, and networks. Cisco IP telephony leverages converged networks to dramatically reduce TCO and improve ROI. However, its critical importance to business communications and deep integration with enterprise IP networks make it susceptible to attacks that legacy telecom systems did not face.
Akhil Behl , CCIE No. 19564, is a Senior Network Consultant in Cisco Services, focusing on Cisco Collaboration and Security Architectures. He leads collaboration and security projects worldwide for Cisco Services and the Collaborative Professional Services (CPS) portfolio for the commercial segment. Prior to his current role, he spent ten years working in various roles at Linksys as a Technical Support Lead, as an Escalation Engineer at Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and as a Network Consulting Engineer in Cisco Advanced Services.
Akhil has a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and telecommunications from IP University, India, and a master’s degree in business administration from Symbiosis Institute, India. He is a dual Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Voice and Security. He also holds many other industry certifications, such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) professional, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Over the course of his career, he has presented and contributed in various industry forums such as Interop, Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Computer Society of India (CSI), Cisco Networkers, and Cisco SecCon. He also has several research papers published to his credit in various international journals.
Self motivated, self driven and passionate about technology as well as business. Prolific speaker and interested in research about network and cloud security.