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.