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Re: Homeland Security Alert System
- From: Martin Hannigan
- Date: Fri Feb 21 10:12:29 2003
At 01:44 AM 2/21/2003 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Martin
> Is anyone running an automated Terror Alert system that's
> real time with the DHS?
CNN (or Fox, MSNBC, etc) news satellite feed (for national alerts)
Radio Shack National Weather Service Alert radio (for local alerts)
Individual states have other alert systems. For example,
has EDIS, Oklahoma and Florida have their own systems.
When the alert level was raised from Yellow to Orange, the DHS web
was updated long after all the 24-hour news networks were running
scrolls across the bottom of the screen announcing the upcoming
conference about the change.
But what would you do with the information?
Let the noc know what's up so they can be more vigilant based on the the
Perhaps even use different sets of ACL's on the edge, etc. It could also
to explain an unexpected surge in traffic, calls, or other things. Ever
look at some traffic stats and see a major surge and want to make sure
you understand why?
I'd take it serious and consider NBC as well as "cyberAttacks".