Active Response to Computer Intrusions
David Dittrich, University of Washington
Kenneth Einar Himma, Seattle Pacific University
INTRODUCTION: THE CONCEPT OF ACTIVE RESPONSE
The active response continuum defines a category of digital response to unauthorized digital intrusions1 and hence falls within a wide spectrum of potential responses by private entities.2 At one end of the spectrum is the wholly passive, unknowing victim who relies entirely on just the inherent capabilities of the software that comes with the computer he or she purchased and who does not know when it is being attacked. At the other is the active, fully engaged victim ...