Industry Botnet Group (IBG)

Welcome to the website of the Industry Botnet Group (IBG)

Latest News: Industry Affirms Commitment to Collaborative Effort to Combat Botnets (May 30, 2012)

Who We Are:

The IBG is a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations. The IBG is led by a steering committee of trade associations and nonprofits.

Why We Formed:

The IBG was established in the winter of 2012 to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets. Botnets and other malware are becoming an increasing problem in cyberspace and threaten to undermine the efficiencies, innovation and economic growth of the Internet and diminish the trust and confidence of online users. We believe through voluntary participation, we as an ecosystem can:

  • Raise awareness of the threat of botnets;
  • Encourage prevention;
  • Improve detection;
  • Notify computer users who are infected;
  • Provide access to remediation resources; and
  • Speed recovery from the impact of botnets and malware.

The Goals of the IBG Are:

  • Develop principles to guide voluntary anti-botnet efforts throughout the ecosystem.
  • Create a framework for understanding how participants in the ecosystem can interact with each other and their customers to address botnets.
  • Establish a strategy for educating end users about the botnet threat.
  • Aggregate resources to help IBG members more effectively educate and assist their customers.
  • Identify techniques and metrics for measuring the extent of the botnet threat and the effectiveness of interventions.

What You Can Do:

The Internet is a shared resource and all participants in cyberspace benefit from a safe, trusted online environment. Everyone has a role in helping to reduce the impact of malicious cyber attacks, such as botnets.  To learn what you can do to protect yourself, visit our Resource page.