Battling Botnets

Dr. Alper Caglayan was quoted within Military Information Technology journal's recent issue in an article titled Battling Botnets: Whether the U.S. Military Should Establish Its Own Botnet Capability is Debatable, But Defending Against Them is a Necessity.

Some organizations have developed backlists of suspicious Web pages and sources of e-mail in order to protect their systems from malware, noted Alper Caglayan, a principal investigator at Milcord, a software solutions company.

A step further would be to restrict access to the system from all sources except those appearing on an approved list. “This would not allow anything on the computer unless it is registered with your organization and certified to be free of malware,” he said. “This eliminates the effort of trying to figure out whether something belongs on the blacklist or not.”

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