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A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats

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Author(s)

William T. Polk

Abstract

This draft report was submitted to the President by the Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security as required by the May 11, 2017, Executive Order, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. That order directed the Secretaries to submit a report identifying and promoting actions by key stakeholders “dramatically reducing threats perpetrated by automated and distributed attacks (e.g., botnets).” The report was created collaboratively with the private sector through an open and transparent process, and specifies 29 actions to achieve five overarching goals.
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Keywords

DDoS, distributed denial of service attack, botnet, ransomware, computational propaganda, distributed threat, Internet of Things

Citation

Polk, W. (2018), A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=925900 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created May 22, 2018, Updated January 27, 2020