The botnet is adapting to the new strategy, paying more attention to the enterprise Internet of Things, and the proportion of fraud and social media abuse has also increased significantly.
The Broadband Association and Consumer Technology Association, which is supported by the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), recently released the “INTERNATIONAL BOTNET AND IOT SECURITY GUIDE 2020” report to provide a range of strategies to protect the global digital ecosystem from botnets, malware, and distributed attacks.
In the 2020 International Guide to Botnet and IoT Security, members of the council analyzed the evolution of botnet threats over the past 12 months and found that botnets are adapting to the new strategy, focusing more on corporate IoT, fraud and social The proportion of media abuse has also increased significantly.
These developments have brought direct, tangible costs to the digital economy. Since 2017, malware has spread throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, causing more than $10 billion in damage. It is estimated that cybercrime will cost $8 trillion over the next five years (fines, business losses, and remediation costs).
The CSDE guidelines include strategies to increase the resilience of the Internet and communications ecosystem and enhance the integrity of the underlying digital infrastructure. It urges the implementation of benchmark security tools, practices, and processes.