Feds Seek Code of Conduct for Detecting, Mitigating Botnets


The U.S. departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) has met with other agencies and private-sector leaders in the information technology industry discussing the need to create a voluntary industry code of conduct to address the detection and mitigation of botnets. The meeting, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), included topics such as the problematic and at time controversial issue of notifying individuals whose computers have been infected with malware and are part of a botnet.

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