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Debating the Active Response Continuum: Defining the Terms of the Debate

28 May 2013 David Dittrich active-defense active-response-continuum aggressive-network-defense hack-back
[This post expresses the personal opinion of the author and is not an official statement representing the Honeynet Project.] At the AusCERT 2013 conference, Dmitri Alperovich called for debate about, “the kinds of actions that infosec professionals are allowed to take against attackers.” I agree with Dmitri, and in fact I made the same call, at the same conference on May 23, 2005! (AusCERT invited me to speak on an emerging topic and I chose to speak for the first time publicly at AusCERT 2005 about the Active Response Continuum research I had been doing with funding from Cisco.