Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers
michiel at klaver.it
Wed Jun 9 11:19:04 UTC 2010
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> All that said, the biggest problem is users. Social Engineering is a far bigger threat than anything in software. And I don't know how we stop that. Anyone have an idea?
Users will click anything they find 'interesting', can't change that part up
front. However, after those users get infected with whatever
virii/worm/botnet client came along, you could detect it  and place them
into a quarantaine vlan routing all traffic to an information page stating
they have done something stupid and educate them how to clean-up and
avoiding it from happening in the future again.
This will stop the abuse almost instantly (if the detection and vlan move is
done automatically), and it will educate users afterwards by learning from
their msitakes. Most users appreciate such kind of warnings from their own
ISP (afraid of loosing documents by a virus) and are willing to clean-up.
You could charge fees when users need clean-up assistance.
 Projects like ShadowServer.org scan all kinds of botnets and (after a
sign-up) send out notifications to your abuse-desk when they find infected
hosts at your IP subnets. You could also setup your own Snort IDS with the
detection rules from EmergingThreats.net.
With kind regards,
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