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Re: Botnet Detection
From: Stephen Gill <gillsr () CYMRU COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:10:00 -0700

Hi Jim,

Plenty!  I _highly_ recommend you get involved here:

http://www.ren-isac.net/

I know of few better places to be for dealing with these sorts of issues in
the .edu environment than involved in that group.  There are a lot of people
who can help get you up and running there very quickly with tested, proven
methods for doing exactly what you are looking for.

Some items for you to consider along the way, if you haven't already
include:

    - deploying netflow/sflow collection capabilities
    - deploying sniffer capture capability
    - deploying localized darknets and/or automated malware collectors
    - tracking DNS query logs
    - etc.

I've yet to see a silver bullet commercial appliance for battling botnets,
and you won't win the war without a good mixture of tools and techniques.
Unfortunately botnets are only the tip of the iceberg compared to other
malware threats - they're just generally the most obvious :/.

Again, please do consider applying for membership to REN-ISAC if you meet
the membership criteria.  You can't beat the price of admission.

Cheers,
-- steve

From: Jones, Jim R [mailto:jonesj () ITS GONZAGA EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:36 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Botnet Detection

Does anyone have a utility or method of detecting botnet infections?

This is becoming a serious problem that we have no way of tracking down at
this point in time. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Jim Jones
IT Security Manager
Gonzaga University
509.323.5926



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