Contact: Technology for Global Security - (650) 206-8630
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2018
Technology for Global Security (Tech4GS) welcomes the publication of two documents to guide cross sector efforts to combat botnets. The Council to Secure the Digital Economy International Anti-Botnet Guide reflects industry consensus on advanced and baseline security practices that stakeholders can take to reduce the likelihood and impact of botnets. The Guide, a collaboration between USTelecom, Information Technology Industry Council, and the Consumer Technology Association, represents renewed commitment by key industry players to collectively reduce botnets through adoption and implementation of best practices. In the past year, Technology for Global Security has formed the Anti-DDoS Coalition, members of which have been active in taking action in advancing the practices outlined in the Guide.
Equally as important, the Road Map Toward Resilience Against Botnets outlines and sequences the multiple lines of effort necessary to make a meaningful difference in combating botnets. Through the Anti-DDoS Coalition, Technology for Global Security has been actively engaged in the development of the Road Map and supporting the execution of actions identified within the document to include the Enterprise and Infrastructure Lines of Effort.
The following can be attributed to Philip Reiner, Executive Director of Technology for Global Security: “Tech4GS applauds industry and governmental initiatives that reduce the risk of botnets and other distributed threats. These two documents identify the actions and path forward to minimize the risks these threats pose to global security. Through the Anti-DDoS Coalition, we will continue to support the development and adoption of best practices and other actions these two documents outline. Collectively, we must work expeditiously to implement the identified actions to demonstrate our resolve in eliminating this long standing threat to the internet and global security, including the systems and operations upon which they depend.”