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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8921

Number 9-8-8921
Priority Highly Important
Description Provide a Web Site to Assist with Malware Remediation:
ISPs should, either directly or indirectly, provide a web site to assist customers with malware remediation. Remediation of malware on a host means to remove, disable, or otherwise render a malicious bot harmless. For example, this may include but is not limited to providing a special web site with security-oriented content that is dedicated for this purpose, or suggesting a relevant and trusted third-party web site. This should be a security-oriented web site to which a user with a bot infection can be directed to for remediation. This security web site should clearly explain what malware is and the threats that it may pose. Where feasible, there should be a clear explanation of the steps that the user should take in order to attempt to clean their host, and there should be information on how users can strive to keep the host free of future infections. The security web site may also have a guided process that takes non technical users through the remediation process, on an easily understood, step-by-step basis. The site may also provide recommendations concerning free as well as for-fee remediation services so that the user understands that they have a range of options, some of which can be followed at no cost.
Network Type(s) Internet/Data
Industry Role(s) Service Provider
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Intrusion Detection;Training and Awareness;
Reference/Comments Note that the Best Practices in this grouping are primarily aimed at ISPs that provide services to consumer end-users on residential broadband networks, but may be applicable to other users and networks as well.