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We are the Computer Security and Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for the Janet network. Part of Jisc's Security Operations Centre, our mission is to safeguard the current and future network security of Janet (steering the security policies for all Janet connections) and of our customers, creating a secure environment to conduct your online activities. Our primary function is monitor and resolve any security incidents that occur on the Janet network, with specialists tracking a range of platforms, including Unix, Linux and Windows.

Incident Statistics for February 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 15:32

These statistics only relate to information collated by Janet CSIRT and do not provide an accurate sample of security activity across the research and education sectors. The figures are frequently more closely correlated to the activity of CSIRT and our detection of events rather than their actual rates of incidence.

For example: a successful investigation by researchers into a botnet will cause that month's malware figures to rise even though the malware may have been active in previous months.

Please note that the monthly statistics related to malware infection for September 2018 are under represented due to a data collection issue. This has since been addressed.

Further information on our classification scheme is available.


Csirt Incident Type Name Number Of Incidents
Compromise 5
Copyright 152
Denial of Service 22
General Query 20
LEA Query 1
Legal/Policy Query 3
Malware 147
Misconfiguration 4
Net/Security Query 10
Other 3
Phishing 49
Scanning 9
Social Engineering 1
Unauthorised Use 7
Unclassified 0
Undetermined 0
Unknown 3
Unsolicited Bulk Email 5