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