CSIRT-IE Reports on Exposed Protocols & Services


CSIRT-IE primary focus, in regard to the following reports, is to report exposed protocols and services. These protocols and services should not be exposed uncontrolled as they may be exploited or abused. A number of protocols and service may expose data or may allow remote access to systems that should not be open to the public. CSIRT-IE also seek to identify protocols & services in the State that may be exposed and open to the public, and to inform responsible network operators and constituents, based upon the IP address of the affected server & service, by email and to provide advice and recommendations on how to reduce the threat posed by an exposed protocol or service.

Source of Information

The Shadowserver Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation and one of the world's leading resources for internet security reporting and malicious activity investigation. The Shadowserver Foundation works with national governments, network providers, enterprises, financial and academic institutions, law enforcement agencies, and others, to reveal security vulnerabilities, expose malicious activity and help remediate victims. The Shadowserver Foundation performs a scan of the entire IPv4 internet every day for Internet accessible servers & services and reports the security vulnerabilities found. It has also participated in the SISSDEN EU Horizon 2020 project using SISSDEN'S Network of Honeypot Sensors to log unsolicited attack traffic which was directed at them. Information on Shadowserver Reports and the data contain therein can be found at Shadowserver Reports

Secure Information Sharing Sensor Delivery Event Network

The Secure Information Sharing Sensor Delivery Event Network(SISSDEN) seeks to improve the cyber security posture of EU organisations and citizens through the development of increased situational awareness and the effective sharing of actionable information. The SISSDEN project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.