Long-Awaited Botnet Report Calls on Industry for Solutions

May 30, 2018

The federal government should “lead by example” when it comes to ensuring its computers and internet-linked devices aren’t hijacked by botnets, but industry should take the lead in determining just how those devices should be secured, according to a report released Wednesday. The report from the Homeland Security and Commerce departments stops short of recommending specific new regulations to counter botnets or tasking the government with developing major counter-botnet strategies. Instead, government should play an instigating role, the report states.