Government Advisory Group Preps 'Moonshot' Plan to Fight Botnets

Nextgov: An advisory group is preparing two separate reports on what the government can do to protect against armies of compromised zombie computers that carry out cyber mischief, known as botnets, a representative said Friday.

The first report will focus on how existing technologies can be expanded or improved to prevent personal computers and other technology from being conscripted into botnet armies, said Raymond Dolan, who chairs the Internet and Communications Resilience Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Department’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

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