Botnets are one of the toughest problems in the world of Cybercrime today. At least, this is what we think… ENISA just published an interesting paper called Botnets: 10 Tough Questions, which raise questions about e.g. the size of botnets or better the way the size is estimated etc. Basically the 10 questions are:
- HOW MUCH TRUST TO PUT IN PUBLISHED FIGURES?
- WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH JURISDICTION?
- WHAT SHOULD BE THE MAIN ROLE OF THE EU/NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS?
- WHICH PARTIES SHOULD TAKE WHICH RESPONSIBILITIES?
- WHERE TO INVEST MONEY MOST EFFICIENTLY?
- WHAT ARE KEY INCENTIVES FOR COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SHARING?
- WHAT ARE KEY CHALLENGES FOR COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SHARING?
- ARE THERE UNSEEN/UNDETECTED BOTNETS?
- WHICH ASPECTS ARE STILL MISSING IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BOTNETS?
- WHAT ARE FUTURE TRENDS?
The best thing is, that they do not only ask questions but try to answer them. Even though I do not agree with all the answers ENISA gives, it is an interesting and thought-provoking piece of work