Draft eSecurity code for improved net security

Australia’s Internet Industry Association (IIA) has released a draft eSecurity code to ISPs throughout the continent, to serve as a guide for improving net security.
John Hilvert, IAA’s Communications Director writes that the new eSecurity code has four elements:

1. Identification of compromised computers
2. Customer contacts
3. Provision of information and advice to fix the compromised system
4. A reporting function for alerting about serious scale threats, such as those, that may threaten national security.

The reason such a code is needed is in the fact that they require a uniform approach to a reduction of malware infected systems.

This code continues along the path set by a pilot initiative (started by the Australian Communications and Media Authority in 2005) that initially saw 6 ISPs cooperating and alarming each other of accounts that displayed zombie-like behavior. At present, the program involves 68 ISPs and receives 10,000 reports of compromised computers per day.

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