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CERT/CC Statistics

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Carnegie Mellon University, founded in the wake of the Morris Worm incident (see Chapter 5), is one of the principal players in the dissemination of Internet security information. Such information includes warnings about imminent or ongoing attacks and alerts about patches that close security breaches in operating systems and applications. The CERT data included here is compiled from the many calls the team receives from sysadmins throughout cyberspace on a 24-7 basis.


Figure 3.10 Number of incidents reported.
Source: CERT/CC Statistics 1988-2000
Total incidents reported (1988-2000): 30,261

Figure 3.11 Vulnerabilities reported.
Source: CERT/CC Statistics 1988-2000
Total vulnerabilities reported (1988-2000): 1,612

Figure 3.12 Security alerts published.

Source: CERT/CC Statistics 1988-2000
Total security alerts published (1988-2000): 293

 

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