The report is pretty good: it identifies the current issues facing government, industry and consumers when it comes to cybersecurity – focused specifically on botnets, as the title suggests – and is largely written in plain English.

The only issue that is notable by its absence is the inter-agency battle going on within the US government to take the lead on internet security and the internet-of-things (IoT).

As is typical in such documents, however, many of the actual recommendations are a little wishy-washy.

This is especially true when it comes to the "internet of things" – a market that the report correctly notes is "much like that of desktop computing in the 1990s" i.e.

"IoT devices are often sorely lacking in such security-focused features," the report stated.

"These systems now offer the most attractive target to malicious actors, and are an increasingly large percentage of the devices in the ecosystem."

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