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Cisco, AT&T, Intel Promote Best Anti-Botnet Practices for Companies

December 03, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

A new report recommends best practices for services providers, enterprises, and software and device manufacturers to protect against botnets and other automated distributed attacks. The Council to Secure the Digital Economy published the 2018 International Anti-Botnet Guide. It’s a trade association with about 2,200 IT and communications member companies, and it’s led by three other trade groups: USTelecom, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), and Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Some member companies and contributors to the report include Intel, Ericsson, Samsung, Oracle, Cisco, IBM, AT&T, CenturyLink, NTT, and Verizon. Now that the anti-botnet guide is published, the member companies say they will engage with stakeholders, including governments in the U.S. and internationally, to promote the anti-botnet practices outlined in the report. Additionally, the Council plans to update and publish a new version of the guide each year.