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Enhancing Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem

Workshop Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to explore a range of current and emerging solutions to enhance the resilience of the Internet against automated distributed threats, such as botnets. Deployment of these solutions will depend upon the ability and willingness of various parties to take action.  Depending upon the specific solution, actions may be required by infrastructure providers, device manufacturers, system and network owners, research community, government, and/or standards developers. By exploring the solution space with a broad cross-section of participants, NIST hopes to identify promising avenues for all parties to enhance the resilience of the Internet.

NIST will produce a workshop proceedings document that summarizes the session discussions, captures findings, and identifies opportunities for next steps. Outputs of this workshop will also serve as input to implementation activities related to Executive Order 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.


July 11 - 8:30 am - 5:00pm EDT

July 12 - 8:30am - 12:45pm EDT

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. The required NIST-1260 form will be available during registration. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit:

Created June 6, 2017, Updated July 10, 2017