20 Jun Global Cyberthreat Real-Time Maps
Visual tools allow users to see what is going on in cybersecurity around the world
– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Jul. 8, 2019
In the iconic 1983 movie War Games, a high school student ( played by Matthew Broderick) hacks into a military supercomputer and activates the U.S. nuclear arsenal, at a time when most people didn’t know what hacking was. The backdrop? Large screen cyberspace maps tracking real-time electronic warfare activity.
Now, 36 years after the release of War Games, the latest real-time cyberthreat maps look pretty much the same. To some cybersecurity experts, these maps are nothing more than eye candy, while others believe there’s something to be learned from them.
We’ll let readers decide for themselves about what useful data might be gleaned from the most popular maps. Each one, provided by a cybersecurity company, has a graphical user interface with a different spin on the same idea — visualize global hacking activity.
The Kaspersky Lab Cyberthreats Real-Time Map is a visual tool that allows users to see what is going on in cybersecurity around the world in real time.
Some of the best visuals on global hacking activity:
- Arbor Networks Digital Attack Map
- Bitdefender Cyberthreat Real-Time Map
- Blueliv Cyberthreat Map
- Checkpoint Software Live Cyber Attack Threat Map
- FireEye Cyber Threat Map
- Fortinet Threat Map
- LookingGlass Threat Map
- ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Threat Map
Stay tuned for an updated list of cyberthreat maps!
– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.