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Former FCC security chief on botnet report: Commission should play central role

May 31, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell
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The Trump administration's new report on botnets is a good first step but the follow-on strategic approach to this growing threat to the internet should include a central role for the Federal Communications Commission, according to retired Rear Adm. David Simpson, the FCC security chief under former Chairman Tom Wheeler.

The botnet report was developed by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, and released Wednesday to positive reviews from industry groups. The report foresees an industry-driven process to...


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