Last Updated: 2012-03-15 16:29:27 UTC
by Adam Swanger (Version: 1)
You can view the current Infocon status at https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.html as well as in other areas of our site.
The intent of the 'Infocon' is to reflect changes in malicious traffic and the possibility of disru pted connectivity. Our handlers monitor DShield logs, emails and numerous other internet sources in order to determine if the Infocon level should be adjusted. There are 4 definition levels of the Infocon as outlined below.
Link To Current Infocon Status - https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.html#link
- A text box, for easy copy/paste, contains the HTML code you need to display the current Infocon status graphic and link back to ISC site.
- https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.txt - returns a text representation of the current Infocon level, you can include
- https://isc.sans.edu/daily_alert.html - returns an HTML page of the current Infocon status as well as the title/link to the latest diary entry.
Applications and Widgets - https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.html#apps_and_widgets
There are a variety of additional ways to keep an eye on the Infocon level. Methods include Windows systray, OS X widget, KDE application, nagios alerts and Firefox extension.
Infocon Definition - https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.html#definition
Note: There is a Blue TEST status not used in everyday alert levels.
- Green - Everything is normal
- Yellow - Currently tracking a significant new threat
- Orange - Major disruption in connectivity is imminent
- Red - Loss of connectivity across a large part of the internet.
Infocon HIstory - https://isc.sans.edu/infocon.html#infocon_history
A list of Infocon changes by date with a reason and link where possible.
What ways and where do you use the Infocon? Share suggestions or feedback in the section below or send us any questions or comments in the contact form at https://isc.sans.edu/contact.html
Adam Swanger, Web Developer (GWEB, GWAPT)
Internet Storm Center (http://isc.sans.edu)