Category: Reviews


Can You Please Review ‘Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks’ On Goodreads?

GoodreadsDo you have an account on Goodreads?  If so, there is a page for Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks with a very kind review from Alan Johnston.  As an author, I'd naturally like to have some more reviews as they do tend to help people understand what people think about the book.

If you found the book helpful, could you please take a moment to review (or at least "star") the book there?

Even if you don't want to post a review right now, if you are on Goodreads and can add the book to a "shelf" that would also be helpful, as others will then see that people are reading the book.

And while you're at it, if you'd like to connect on Goodreads as a fan/friend that would be welcome.

Thanks again for the continued support and for the positive comments I continue to receive about the book.  I'm very pleased that people have found it helpful and that we can continue to have a healthy dialog about communications security issues.

Interested in Reviewing “Migrating Applications to IPv6”? Looking For Reviewers…

Are you wondering about what might be involved with making an application work with IPv6? Do you develop apps and haven’t given much thought to IPv6, but are thinking maybe you should? Or are you an advocate for IPv6 looking to understand what books are out there?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, would you be interested in reviewing my latest book, “Migrating Applications to IPv6“, published by O’Reilly in June 2011?

I have two reasons for asking:

  1. The reality of today’s book marketplace is that reviews sell books. People do make purchasing decisions based on reading the reviews that people write. Right now there’s only 1 review of my book on O’Reilly’s site and none on I’d love to see a few more out there on those sites… I’d also love to see some independent reviews on blog sites.
  2. The other reality is – I would like feedback! I’ve had some great comments from some friends who work with IPv6, but I’d like to get more feedback. Is the book appropriate for the target market? Is there anything more you’d like to see in the book? Were there sections that you felt could have had more text?

The beautiful thing about this book is that O’Reilly is focused on it being a living, breathing eBook. I can add more text or sections to it at any time and that new content will then be made available to anyone who has purchased the eBook. (eBook owners get email notifications through O’Reilly’s store mechanism… which works really well in my experience! You can also just login to O’Reilly’s site and see what books have new versions waiting for you to download.)

So in my mind I would like to see this book be an ongoing compilation of “best practices” around migrating applications to IPv6. I already have some ideas for additions… but I’d like to hear from others.

If you are interested in reviewing the book, please drop me an email and include in your message the email address you use at (and if you don’t have an account you can sign up for free). I will then pass your info along to O’Reilly and they will drop a copy of the eBook in your O’Reilly account. You can then download the book in the format of your choice: ePub, Mobi (Kindle) or PDF.

All I would ask is that in return you post an honest review of the book somewhere on the web… O’Reilly’s site… Amazon… your blog… some other site. Note that I’m not just asking for glowing reviews… sure, I love those and they help… but if you don’t like the book or think it has issues, I want to hear that feedback, too! At this point my main interest is in seeing some more reviews out there.

Thanks for the consideration!

Two New Reviews of Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks

amazonlogo.jpgI've been very humbled and pleased to see two new reviews of Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks show up on this month. Both are lengthy and both quite positive:

I don't know Mario Camillen, but I definitely appreciate his taking the time to write about the book and for giving it the high rating he did.

I do know Alan Johnston and in fact recently wrote about his new fiction ebook here on this blog. I've known Alan for years through IETF and other SIP circles and will actually be seeing him next week at the SIPNOC event outside of Washington, D.C. Having said all of that, Alan certainly did not have to write the high praise he did... and I certainly do value his comments given that Alan is the author of another VoIP security book and was also heavily involved with the ZRTP protocol.

I greatly appreciate the reviews from both Mario and Alan because reviews definitely do matter ... and do influence buying behavior.

To that end, if you have read Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks, would you please consider writing a review on It would be great if more readers did. (Thanks in advance if you do.)

Meeting My Reviewer with the Oddest Review Headline ("Offal")

I admit that I never get tired of meeting face-to-face with people who have read the Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks and I enjoy particularly meeting with those folks who have taken the time out of their busy lives to write up a review of my book. I do read all the reviews I find about the book, figuring that I can always learn from what others say. So far I've been quite pleased and humbled by the positive reviews the book has received to date.

As I mentioned previously, though, I was quite surprised by one review headline entitled "Offal Is Not Awful, and the Seven Deadliest Attacks" and could honestly not even remotely figure out what my book had to do with offal (and it turned out to have nothing to do with it).

When I was down in Miami earlier this year for the ITEXPO conference, I had a chance to meet the reviewer in question, David Byrd of Broadsoft, and naturally I asked if he minded a picture being taken (he didn't):


Thanks again, David, for your kind words - and memorable headline!

Read the book? How about posting a review on Amazon?

amazonlogo.jpgHave you read "Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks"? If so, would you please consider posting a review on

There are already a couple of great reviews on, but the fact is that reviews do influence people to buy books and, well, it never hurts to have more reviews!

If you do have a moment to post your thoughts on the book (positive or negative), I'd definitely appreciate it. Thanks!