SUMMARY: Consumers Union responds to the NTIA’s request for comments on promoting stakeholder action against botnets and other automated threats. The comments outline the threats posed to our digital ecosystem by botnets and automated attacks and encourages government action to increase the security of connected devices. The comments also encourage manufacturers to design connected products with security of the device in mind. In addition, products should be regularly patched and updated in order to respond to attacks and prevent vulnerable devices from being hijacked by botnets.

See complete comments here.