The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft report to President Trump in response to the May 11, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The report, which was created with broad input from stakeholders and experts, summarizes the opportunities and challenges in reducing the botnet threat, and offers supporting actions to be taken by both the government and private sector to reduce the threat of automated cyberattacks.
The Department of Commerce is requesting comment on the report, seeking a response to the issues raised and goals it identifies, as well as the proposed approach, current initiatives, and next steps. A final report, incorporating comments and other feedback received, is due to the President on May 11, 2018.
All interested stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the draft report. Comments must be received by 4:00 pm CT on February 12, 2018. Written comments may be submitted by email to Counter_Botnet@list.commerce.gov. The report is live and can be found here.