Internet Storm Center - cooperative network security

By Ed Vielmetti, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 12 years 17 weeks ago.

The Internet Storm Center is a cooperative effort to catalog and defend against emerging threats to computer and Internet security.

Today the Internet Storm Center gathers millions of intrusion detection log entries every day, from sensors covering over 500,000 IP addresses in over 50 countries. It is rapidly expanding in a quest to do a better job of finding new storms faster, identifying the sites that are used for attacks, and providing authoritative data on the types of attacks that are being mounted against computers in various industries and regions around the globe.

Security is typically one of those problems where what you as an individual see on the net is some very small fraction of everything that is going on. By aggregating information across a wide range of systems you get a perspective hard to otherwise see.