Botnets have long contributed to a variety of cybersecurity threats. With the emergence of the Internet of Things, botnets have grown to incorporate an ever-wider assortment of devices. In fact, Nokia’s 2019 Threat Intelligence Report indicated that 78% of detected events were attributable to Internet of Things bots. Combatting botnets has proven challenging. One potential tool to address this problem would be a cybersecurity labeling scheme. A team from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies reviewed the botnet problem, looked at how a potential cybersecurity labeling scheme might work, and drafted several recommendations for how it could be used to combat the botnet threat.
CTA’s President & CEO, Michael Daniel, will talk with Yongjia Chen, Dathan Duplichen, Anna Nguyen, and Andrew Shu about their project.