Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Guest Post at Fudsec.com

I was asked to write a guest post for the new Fudsec.com blog, so I published Threat-Centric Thinking on the Rise. From that post:

A lot of people have been discussing denial of service attacks against various Important Sites earlier this month. It struck me that the focus of the discussion, really to the exclusion of anything else, has been one question: "who did it?"

Think about that for a second. If this attack had happened in 1996, we would have asked "how did that happen?" In other words, network DoS was new enough to warrant a technical examination of the event. Attribution would be a concern, but most people would want to know how it happened...

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