NIST: 5% of attacks against Internet infrastructure
Alex P. Rudnev
alex at Relcom.EU.net
Wed Jun 2 08:54:48 UTC 1999
More interesting could be the _reasons of attacks_.
(through you should divide _before NATA / after NATA bobbings -:) ).
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Sean Donelan wrote:
> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 16:36:12 -0500
> From: Sean Donelan <SEAN at SDG.DRA.COM>
> To: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: NIST: 5% of attacks against Internet infrastructure
> Operational only in the sense that network operators will get asked about
> this fun statistic by their managers on Internet infrastructure attacks.
> NIST's ITL bulletin covered "Computer Attacks: What are they and how to
> defend against them" this month.
> NIST researchers estimated that 5% of the computer attacks they analyzed
> were against "Internet infrastructure" (which, in their analysis, includes
> both routers and firewalls).
> Instead of diverting your manager's attention by yelling "Watch where
> you step, the token fell out of the ethernet!" you might try soothing
> his concerns by reporting the bulletin also said most Internet
> infrastructure attacks were scanning and denial of service, and few
> involved penetration attacks.
> # config t
> (config)# ! too many commands to list here, ask the TAC for help securing
> (config)# ! your router
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
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