Cost of Worm Attack Protection

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Thu Nov 13 15:14:18 UTC 2003

I haven't seen any network or customer site that has protected itself from 
worms... only mitigated them.


On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 sgorman1 at wrote:

> I was hoping to get some estimates from folks on the costs of defending
> networks from various worm attacks.  It is a pretty wide open question,
> but if anyone has some rough estimates of what it costs per edge,
> manpower vs. equipment costs, or any combination thereof it would be of
> great assistance.  We are doing some simulations of attack and defense
> strategies and looking for some good metrics to plug into a cost benefit
> model.  We'd be happy to share the results if anyone is interested as
> well.
> Thanks in advance,
> sean

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