Wednesday, July 07, 2010

250,000 Times an Hour

The newly established Cyber Command at Fort Meade will have to hit the ground running in order to address the growing number attacks on our national defense networks. According to this story by Bill Lambrecht in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the head of the command, General Keith Alexander “said this month that Pentagon systems are attacked 6 million times a day.”

That’s one big number. The attackers come in all shapes and sizes too.

“The attackers range from foreign intelligence agents and for-profit criminal enterprises to hackers trying to make mischief, security specialists say.”
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