Cost of Worm Attack Protection

sgorman1 at gmu.edu sgorman1 at gmu.edu
Thu Nov 13 15:58:38 UTC 2003


Good point - then what is the cost of attempting to mitigate or handle attacks vs. doing nothing?

----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Jaeggli <joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu>
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2003 10:14 am
Subject: Re: Cost of Worm Attack Protection

> I haven't seen any network or customer site that has protected 
> itself from 
> worms... only mitigated them.
> 
> joelja
> 
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 sgorman1 at gmu.edu 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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