Industry Group Agrees to Cyber Tactics for Botnets, Hijacking

Site: FCC.gov

An industry advisory group has voluntarily taken on suggested tactics to defend networks against three major cybersecurity threat areas, the Federal Communication Commission announced Thursday. 

The Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council agreed to a set of recommendations it says would aid to mitigate the amount of Internet route hijackings, attacks on domain name systems and botnets.

The council was established based on a directive from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

The advisory group, comprised of more than 50 members from Internet service providers, public safety, local state and federal government organizations, endorsed three industry-based recommendations

The council said U.S. should develop a U.S. anti-bot code of conduct for ISPs, who will educate consumers about botnets and how to detect them.

Providers should also offer collaborative assistance with other service providers to consumers when computers are infected, the council recommends.

Industry should adopt best security practices to guard networks against domain name system attacks, according to the council.

The council also recommends the development of a framework for preventing Internet route hijacking.

The framework would include new technologies and practices to reduce the amount of untrusted web traffic by other networks or misrouting.

This is not the only FCC effort to engage with industry for best practices defending networks.

In May 2011, the agency held an industry roundtable with Hewlett-Packard and McAfee executives, among others. 

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