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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 52-58
Eric Medvet , University of Trieste
Giorgio Davanzo , University of Trieste
Alberto Bartoli , University of Trieste
ABSTRACT
Web site defacement has become a common threat for organizations exposed on the Web. Several statistics indicate the occurrence rate of these incidents but not how long these defacements typically last. The authors present the results of a two-month study of more than 62,000 defacements to determine whether and when a reaction to a defacement occurs. Such reaction times tend to be unacceptably long — often several days — and with a long-tailed distribution.
INDEX TERMS
unauthorized access, security and protection, management of computing and information systems, computing milieu, Web servers, Internet applications, reliability, availability, and serviceability, performance of systems, computer systems organization, electronic commerce, computers and society
CITATION
Eric Medvet, Giorgio Davanzo, Alberto Bartoli, "The Reaction Time to Web Site Defacements", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 52-58, July/August 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.91
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