Botnets beware: Feds and industry team up

The government is teaming up with a private-sector working group to fight malicious botnets, a growing threat to the online economy and national security, reports William Jackson in GCN.

The Industry Botnet Group and the Homeland Security and Commerce departments released a set of principles for addressing the challenge of botnets across the entire Internet ecosystem. In addition to this framework for collaboration, released May 30, the government plans to step up public outreach efforts to educate users about online threats and will coordinate efforts to address the technical threats posed by botnets, according to the article.

To read Jackson's full report, click here.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.