“Botnets: Measurement, Detection, Disinfection and Defence” is a comprehensive report on how to assess botnet threats and how to neutralise them. It is survey and analysis of methods for measuring botnet size and how best to assess the threat posed by botnets to different stakeholders. It includes a comprehensive set of 25 different types of best-practices to measure, detect and defend against botnets from all angles. The countermeasures are divided into 3 main areas: neutralising existing botnets, preventing new infections and minimising the profitability of cybercrime using botnets.
The recommendations cover legal, policy and technical aspects of the fight against botnets and give targeted recommendations for different groups.
Editor: Dr. Giles Hogben Authors: Daniel Plohmann Elmar Gerhards-Padilla Felix Leder