If you miss those great 1990s movies in which cyberspace runs amok,
you’ll get a kick out of this video of a real-life system
for monitoring cyber-attacks.
The new DAEDALUS
(Direct Alert Environment for Darknet And Livenet Unified Security)
cyber-alert system has been in the making for several years,
but now the developer has posted a cute video, to show you what it looks like.
According to its creators, DAEDALUS works by detecting threats
via large-scale monitoring of the internet’s unused IP addresses,
which NICT calls the “darknet.” As you can see in the video,
there’s a giant blue globe at the center of the screen,
which represents the internet.
Orbiting this ball are a series of circles which represent networks
under observation. Each circle displays in blue the proportion
of the network containing active IP addresses
and in black those that aren’t in use.
Alerts are displayed, allowing the user to click through
to get more information about the potential attack ,
that is unless they’re so distracted by the awesome cyberpunk visuals
that they fail to act.
NICT Daedalus Cyber-attack alert system
DigInfo TV – http://diginfo.tv
13/6/2012 Interop Tokyo 2012