[Politech] ITU botnet paper published in draft form, comments requested [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2007 - 02:17:51 PST

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Subject: ITU botnet mitigation toolkit - draft background paper published
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 17:45:16 -0800
From: suresh@private (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
To: declan@private
CC: dave@private

Dave and Declan

The ITU botnet toolkit is an ITU-D effort to bring together different
different sets of best practices and different existing efforts in botnet
mitigation and general spam / cybersecurity work that focuses on botnet
mitigation, and create a practical implementation of these focused on
developing countries.

The toolkit website is at

A background paper on the toolkit (still draft) is at

The background paper, once published, will form the basis of at least two
nationwide pilot projects over 2008, involving local, regional and
international groups from government, industry, independent researchers,
etc. The first is going to be in Malaysia in association with the Malaysian
government, in 1Q2008.

The background paper is structured to provide a short "toolkit" of
with three large appendices describing policy, technology and social
initiatives that can be followed. There will, inevitably, be some crossover
between these three appendices, and again inevitably, people familiar
with one
section of the paper may at the most be broadly aware of issues in the other
sections. That's perfectly fine and the paper was structured keeping
that fact
in mind.

I am consulting for ITU on this project over 2008, wrote the background
and will be helping to coordinate the implementation of these pilots.

I have sent earlier draft versions of this to quite a few people (among them
several IP / politech readers) and I guess now, closer to the beginning
of this
project, it is time to reach out to a broader audience. Comments,
offers to help / participate in this are welcome.


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