Bugwatch: Counting the cost of a worst-case worm

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by gerardwil, Jul 29, 2004.

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    gerardwil Registered Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    This week Pete Simpson, ThreatLab manager at Clearswift, examines research that estimates the possible economic impact of a 'worst-case worm' attack.

    Estimating the damage that serious worm infections cost businesses is a tough job, and in the past some puzzling figures have emerged.

    That's why a recent analysis by academics Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson, members of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), is worth attention.

    Read the whole story here:

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