Automated cybersecurity attacks using botnets have been a persistent problem for years. Back in May, a Trump administration executive order assigned the Commerce and Homeland Security Departments the new task to come up with a strategy for mitigating the botnet threat. Now the two departments have issued their draft strategy. Tim Polk, internet standards lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a subsection of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the agencies found.
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