Ethical DDoS drone network

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at cisco.com
Tue Jan 6 19:48:16 CST 2009


On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Edward B. DREGER wrote:

> Even when a system is highly deterministic, such as a database, one
> still expects _real-world_ testing.  Traffic flows on large networks  
> are
> highly stochastic... and this includes OPNs, which I posit are  
> futile to
> attempt to model.

Sure.

In many cases, it seems that there's a lot of talk about testing,  
after-the-fact, with relatively little analysis performed prior-to-the- 
fact to inform the design, including baseline security requirements.   
When one has a network/system in which the basic security BCPs haven't  
been implemented, it makes little sense to expend scarce resources  
testing when those resources could be better-employed hardening and  
increasing the resiliency and robustness of said network/system.

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