INFORMATIONWEEK article on Unix Security
December 12, 1994

  • The vast majority of Internet break-ins go unreported
  • CERT receives about 150-250 incident reports per month (~10/day)
  • 85% of attacks CERT investigates use familiar techniques
  • Incidents reported to CERT have increased 75% this year
  • A couple good quotes from Dain Gary, operations manager at CERT:
    (Regarding commercial users of the Internet)
    "They don't appreciate the magnitude of the risk."
    (Regarding security on the Internet in general)
    "The bad guys know more than the good guys."
  • Security incidents mentioned in article