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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 May 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 15:49

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.

Compromise    2
Copyright    68
Denial of Service    28
General Query    23
LEA Query    3
Legal/Policy Query    0
Malware    119
Misconfiguration    7
Net/Security Query    15
Other    6
Phishing    87
Scanning    10
Social Engineering    1
Unauthorised Use    7
Unclassified    1
Undetermined    2
Unknown    38
Unsolicited Bulk Email    8