Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Megamiles per kiloyear?

Do you measure the speed of your car in miles per hour or megamiles per kiloyear? Which one seems to make more sense (please, don't say 'its the latter' :-))?

Here is a fun bit from Bruce Schneier's latest Crypto-Gram newsletter from February 15, 2006: "Counterpane monitored someting like 100 billion network events, world-wide, in 2005. "

Think about it, "100 billions per year." How HUGE is that? Well, not huge at all. Its just a bit less than 3200 events per second.

Any commercial SIM product, such as netForensics, likely handles the volume like this for each of its large customers ...

Dr Anton Chuvakin