Computer Attacks: What They Are and How to Defend Against Them
Peter M. Mell
Although a host of technologies exists to detect and prevent attacks against computers, a human must coordinate responding to a successful network penetration. At the same time, the majority of systems administrators are not prepared to handle a sophisticated attacker. NIST recognizes this problem and is focusing its efforts on enabling system administrators to respond to computer breaches. We focus our recent and future work on three major areas:* The Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) Pilot,* A guide to create computer security incident response capabilities, and* Statistical sampling and categorization of known computer attacks.
Computer Attacks: What They Are and How to Defend Against Them, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151188
(Accessed June 7, 2023)