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Issues in High-Speed Internet Security
July 2004 (vol. 37 no. 7)
pp. 36-42
Peder Jungck, CloudShield Technologies
Simon S.Y. Shim, San Jose State University
Over the past decade, the threat of computer worms and viruses has grown from a nuisance to perhaps the greatest obstacle to the Internet's growth and reliability. Trends in worm and virus delivery mechanisms and infection speed have also changed. Today, too often the first sign of a virus is that a part of the network goes down. Flash worms such as SQL Slammer have paved the way for future worms to carry payloads that directly target their victims and wreak havoc on government, business, and societal structures.

To address both the threats facing networks today and future scalability demands, we need new security methodologies, deployment strategies, systems, and architectures. New breeds of systems based on innovative processing components will help achieve flexible line rate high-speed security over time.

Citation:
Peder Jungck, Simon S.Y. Shim, "Issues in High-Speed Internet Security," Computer, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 36-42, July 2004, doi:10.1109/MC.2004.58
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