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Governments Trying to Disrupt Botnets is a Bad Idea

The Premise: Are Governments Disrupting Botnets a Bad Idea?

Botnets are becoming a huge part of Internet attack methods and data collection tools. The idea that thousands of machines can be used to create DDoS attacks or even impact legitimate services cannot be underestimated. But how much of a role should the government play in disrupting them? Is it right for your government to play such a big role in security? In this episode, we explore the idea that governments trying to disrupt botnets is a bad idea.

On-Premises for today’s roundtable:


Tom Hollingsworth

Pieter-Jan Nefkens

Jarrett Kulm  

Michael Davis

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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