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New Federal Report Gives Guidance on Beating Botnets
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BrianN060
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6/9/2018 | 10:31:19 AM
Guidance on Beating Botnets - report
While the report and the executive order are meaningful, a number of the points mentioned in the article are questionable, if not downright head-scratching.  Those referenced in the article summary are perplexing - but recourse to the full report doesn't resolve the ambiguities or provide actionable and effective guidance. 

Reading the full report is a challenge (if you take the time to consider what's said - started with hip-boots, switched to chest waders, and may need to go with a snorkel). 

As just one example of the politico-bureaucrat-esse muck, are the references to "the IoT community".  There are a number of things the report says this community must do or should do, such as "The IoT community must work collaboratively [my emphasis] to identify and adopt existing best practices, frameworks, and guidelines that are...".  When the authors of this report compile a comprehensive and authoritative list of the individuals members of this community, then they can assign the responsibilities of identifying, and adopting best practices, frameworks and guidelines...; at which point I'm sure they'll form a committee, to assess how well the community is doing, and suggest new ways to make their work more effective.  Not only is the idea of an IoT community ludicrous; any list of best practices, frameworks, etc. would be out of date before it could be published, let alone implemented.  The only comedy relief is contemplating who will emerge as their spokes(person): Amazon Echo, or Google Home

Sadly, the IoT community gibberish is but one example; you can hardly take a step through the report without splatting into another. 


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