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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday.

NTIA released a request for comments on legislation, policies and technology that currently support anti-botnet efforts; gaps in existing approaches; and what role the federal government should take in the issue.

The agency also seeks feedback on how the global nature of internet and technology supply chains impact efforts to address botnets.

Stakeholders can also provide input on ways to educate users and decision-makers, such as enterprises and consumers.

The request is part of the actions mandated by an executive order titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” which directs the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security to lead anti-botnet efforts.

Interested parties can submit comments through July 13.

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