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Commerce and CISA release update on botnet efforts, citing IoT and software security initiatives

July 31, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Commerce Department have issued an update on cross-agency and industry collaborations launched in 2018 as part of a broad strategy to confront botnets, identified at the time by the Trump administration as perhaps the top challenge to internet security.

The CISA-Commerce update warns that botnets are growing in sophistication and expanding “to utilize new types of connected devices.” It says, “Given that the report predicts a continued increase in botnet ‘power,’ this offers...

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