Internet Threat Level


Internet Storm Center Infocon Status

Current Infocon Internet Threat Status

Internet Threat Level

If your livelihood, or access to latest threat and news information is internet based, you may want to know the levels of internet threat (thanks to https://gtoc.iss.net/issEn/delivery/gtoc/index.jsp)

AlertCon 1

Regular vigilance. Ordinary activity compromises an unprotected network minutes to hours after first being connected to the Internet.

AlertCon 2

Increased vigilance. Vulnerabilities or threats to computer networks require vulnerability assessment and corrective action.

AlertCon 3

Focused attacks. Specific vulnerabilities and weaknesses are the target of Internet attacks and require immediate defensive action.

AlertCon 4

Catastrophic threat. Critical security situations within a network dictate an immediate and focused defensive action. This condition may be imminent or ongoing.


INFOCon Definition

Everything is normal. No significant new threat known.
This status is used for testing only. Everything is normal. No significant new threat known.
We are currently tracking a significant new threat. The impact is either unknown or expected to be minor to the infrastructure. However, local impact could be significant. Users are advised to take immediate specific action to contain the impact. Example: ‘MSBlaster’ worm outbreak.
A major disruption in connectivity is imminent or in progress. Examples: Code Red on its return, and SQL Slammer worm during its first half day
Loss of connectivity across a large part of the internet.

Updated: February 26, 2011 — 9:07 pm

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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