ISC Feature of the Week: About the Internet Storm Center

Published: 2012-06-28
Last Updated: 2012-06-28 18:15:23 UTC
by Adam Swanger (Version: 1)
2 comment(s)


Ever wondered when, how or why the Internet Storm Center started? Want to know what we do, why we do it and how you can help! We'll summarize the information from in this feature and you can click through to read the specific sections in full.


About the Internet Storm Center -
Links to participate in the DShield program and a link to details on the INFOCON threat alert

ISC History and Overview -
Learn about what event prompted the formation of the ISC, how it went down and why.

Behind the Internet Storm Center -
Tells about the people that make up ISC and the sensors that make DShield. The who, what and how of the Internet Storm Center and DShield sensor.

Early Warning -
How the ISC Handlers determine the significance of an event and if/how a warning is disseminated

Participating with the Internet Storm Center -
We strongly encourange anyone who is able to contribute logs for analysis, including running a DShield sensor of your own that submits automatically. This section goes into detail of the how and benefits of submitting logs as a registered user. You can get started by visiting

The work is supported by the SANS Institute from tuition paid by students attending SANS security education programs. You can view all the SANS Site Network websites at or hold your mouse over the up/down arrows to the right of the ISC logo.


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Adam Swanger, Web Developer (GWEB, GWAPT)
Internet Storm Center


Keywords: ISC Feature
2 comment(s)


Wanted to take a quick minute to thank all those involved with SANS (from the Handlers, to the backend folks, to the contributers/readers). This is an excellent place to go to get current news on security issues, howtos, and best practices. It is also a friendly enough environment that it seems all are welcome (something not always true on technical website). Thank you !
I second the post by EVVJSK, everyone involved in this site deserved a BIG thank you. Keep up the good work, I make your site a must visit at the start of each day.

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