U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Preliminary Report on Promoting Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft report to President Trump in response to the May 11, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.
“Cybersecurity is perhaps one of the most serious threats we face,” said Secretary Ross. “President Trump understands the necessity of strengthening our networks and this Administration is doing everything in its power to prevent bad actors from infiltrating our critical cyber infrastructure.”
The report, which was created with broad input from stakeholders and experts, summarizes the opportunities and challenges in reducing the botnet threat and offers supporting actions to be taken by both the government and private sector in order to reduce the threat of automated cyber-attacks.