The FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council’s (CSRIC) has now posted the U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct (ABCs) for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
This voluntary code of conduct is a milestone for the industry – placing new expectations on the eco-system required to safe guard our telecommunications system.
The core of the code is as follows (please down load and read the whole document)
Voluntary Code of Conduct Participation Requirements
To participate in this Code, an ISP will engage in at least one activity (i.e., take meaningful action) in each of the following general areas:
• Education – an activity intended to help increase end-user education and awareness of botnet issues and how to help prevent bot infections;
• Detection – an activity intended to identify botnet activity in the ISP’s network, obtain information on botnet activity in the ISP’s network, or enable end-users to self-determine potential bot infections on their end-user devices;
• Notification – an activity intended to notify customers of suspected bot infections or enable customers to determine if they may be infected by a bot;
• Remediation – an activity intended to provide information to end-users about how they can remediate bot infections, or to assist end-users in remediating bot infections.
• Collaboration – an activity to share with other ISPs feedback and experience learned from the participating ISP’s Code activities.
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