The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the findings of the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Homeland Security draft report on botnets and other automated threats to the digital ecosystem:
“Even as news of takedowns and arrests of cyber criminals continues to break, one thing is clear: The threat from botnets and other automated attacks is real and growing. As today’s draft report from finds, the technology industry – led by many CTA member companies – is on the front lines helping defend our nation against cyberattacks.
“More, we agree with the report’s findings that botnets and related automated attacks are an ongoing problem, often launched from outside the U.S. Fighting them requires cooperation between the public and private sectors.
“The internet is a critical platform for innovation, job creation, economic growth and technologies that benefit the world. We have welcomed the opportunity to work participate with NTIA, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and the rest of the technology industry to help ensure make the internet and communications ecosystem a more resilient, collaborative, and secure for people and businesses worldwide—and we look forward to providing additional input on the draft report released today.”