Is this what tomorrow's firewall logs will look like?

by [Published on 1 July 2013 / Last Updated on 1 July 2013]

The traditional way to "see" the progress of a cyber attack on our networks has been to examine the firewall logs, which provide us with a sometimes-cryptic textual documentation of what's going on. In the future, we may be able to get a much more graphical representation.

Right now it looks like something out of a futuristic movie, but the technology already exists (although it's not in widespread usage). This brand new way of looking at real-time security data comes from Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and it can help us to more quickly understand what's happening - and thus react in time to prevent or reduce the damage caused by an attack.

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The Author — Debra Shinder

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DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER, MCSE, MVP (Security) is a technology consultant, trainer and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security.

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