NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Estonia Posted by Mikko @ 19:51 GMT

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the nation-scale DDoS attacks against Estonia.

Availability graph of the website of Estonian government on 30th of April 2007

Here's the very first blog post I made on these developments on Saturday, the 28th of April 2007, as things started happening. Here's a follow-up post a couple of days later. Reading these now, they really feel sort of historic. Things changed in April 2007.

By co-incidence, I've spent the day in Estonia, participating the EU Ministerial Conference on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.

Today's first presentation was by president of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves.


I was really impressed by the talk by Mr. Ilves. It was a rhetorically sound and masterfully executed talk by an European statesman. And even though it was on the topic of my own expertise, I still found it insightful. It was also refreshing to listen him mention technical details like botnets, DNSSEC and DDoS. Impressive. Watch this man.

Signing off,