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Re: Denial of service attacks apparently from UUNET Netblocks

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Oct 08 00:47:53 1997

>Security teams at ISPs should also obtain contact information for
>their local and federal law enforcement offices.  Such contacts
>should be tested regularly, (eg; monthly) to ensure they are 
>accurate.  You can also ask Law Enforcement to provide you with
>a briefing on the types of computer investigations they are 
>working on and seeing, which may help you plan your method of attack or
>compensation, or help you justify your continued existance with your 
>upper management.

Since most of the top government computer & network security people
are in Baltimore, MD this week, you might try again next week :-)
Anyone want to have a BOF at the NSA/NIST conference for ISP security
personnel?

Once again, federal law enforcement made a public plea for companies
and individuals to report attacks.  Although they also said they may
not be able to do anything due to lack of resources, they made the point
they can't justify adding resources if no one reports crimes.  Unfortunately
law enforcement computer crime jurisdiction is still a hodge-podge of
overlapping agencies.  In the end you may be better off hiring a
retired federal law enforcement person for your security department.
Even if they know nothing about computers, they can talk the talk to
get action out of the various law enforcement agencies.

Robert Steele calls it "hacking the buearacracy."

>Also, MCI has released a Denial Of Service "tracking" program 
>called DoStracker that helps to automate detection and tracing of
>these types of attacks through large backbone networks.

Nice program, thank you.
-- 
Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
  Affiliation given for identification not representation




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