How to incentivize greater collective action - in advance of a crisis?
The flaws in the internet itself and the resultant threats posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to pose a risk to both industry and government, and with the advent of the Internet of Things, the profusion of unsecured devices has given terabytes of firepower to just about anyone with a grievance or looking to make a dollar via DDoS attacks. As part of the range of necessary solutions, we are asking the question of whether and how an anti-DDoS coalition could be built.
- Our effort is underpinned by a generous grant from the Hewlett Foundation, and dovetails with the Administration's emphasis on combating botnets - directed by Executive Order 13800 earlier this year: Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.
- We are in direct contact with those working to respond to that EO, at DHS, NIST, and NTIA, as well as with an array of industry, academic, and think tank representatives.