Acme Packet says in IP, trust no one

According to a recent blog post from Acme Packet, the first immutable law of IP communications is, trust no one.

Acme Packet points out that many network operators have not yet adopted the realistic skepticism needed to protect their IP borders.

“Malicious attacks are pre-meditated by hackers, the black hats. For most of them, their goal is no longer just the personal gratification that they could do it, but to benefit financially. For example, shorting the stock of their service provider target. Terrorist cyber attacks are another type of malicious attack. Their goal is destroying the infrastructure used by a democratic, capitalistic societies.” says Acme Packet.