The whole idea of hacking, cyber security, and digital crookery can often seem very abstract and dull. That’s why I was excited recently to discover a site that makes these topics less abstract by displaying a real-time visualization of cyber attacks as they happen. The visualizer notes the source of the attack as well as the approximate location of the targeted system:
(you may have to refresh the page for the visualizer to display properly)
After watching this visualizer for only a few minutes, it really gave me a sense of scale of how large the digital battleground is and how constant the threat of attack has become. For those interested in staying up-to-date with cyber security news, this past week I discovered a great resource for keeping up with the latest news in cyber security: The Cyberwire, a digital “magazine” published daily Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).