3D Visualization Shows Cyberattacks
A screenshot of Daedalus, a 3D visualization of cyberattacks built by a Japanese technology agency.
CREDIT: From "NICT Daedalus Cyber-attack alert system #DigInfo " by DigInfo Technology from Japan on YouTube
A Japanese technology agency has developed a 3D visualization for cyberattacks, DigInfo reported. Besides looking like it came out of a sci-fi movie, the system, called Daedalus, lets people quickly see network infections as they occur. Otherwise, administrators might have to look over hundreds of lines of server logs to find denial of service attacks, the Verge reports.
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, which created Daedalus, monitors 190,000 IP addresses in Japan. Daedalus shows agency officials bright red and yellow alerts when it detects suspicious activity, such as data sent from an active IP address to an inactive one. Dadelus identifies which IP addresses are spreading a virus, using what protocol.
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology plans to give Daedalus to a private company in Japan, which will sell it in a commercial product. Educational institutions that install the national agency's sensors can get alert system for free.
From DigInfo's video, the system looks lovely and intuitive. Watch it at work here: