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December 1, 2021

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Botnet report generates positive buzz from industry, sets stage for major collaboration

By Charlie Mitchell / May 31, 2018

The Trump administration's botnet report launches a critical new phase in government-industry collaboration on cybersecurity, framed by a landmark effort to define roles and responsibilities -- and by enormous stakes.

“If this doesn't work, we're screwed,” commented one industry veteran of government-stakeholder engagements.

The cybersecurity challenge is growing amid increasingly sophisticated botnet and distributed denial of service attacks, the source said, “and there's more pressure on federal agencies to make things happen.”

With that in mind, the source said, “This...


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