Commerce and DHS collaborate to raise awareness of botnets, malware dangers

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Old, reliable botnets continue to plague information networks around the world. They cause denial of service, launch spam and plant malware. Yet tools to mitigate botnets often go unused. To help raise awareness of botnets and offer advice for dealing with them, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security did a little collaboration. Evelyn Remaley, deputy associate administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and Adam Sedgewick, senior policy adviser at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss further.