Free Book - External Exposure & Attack Surface Management for Dummies
A botnet is a collection of internet-connected systems each running remotely controlled software that performs a variety of tasks. Botnets are highly useful for performing distributed, coordinated activities. While botnets are infamous for their use by malicious actors to perform distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they can be used for positive activities. For example, the CyCognito platform uses a botnet to perform reconnaissance by continuously detecting and security testing IT assets from locations across the world, at multiple intervals, undetectably and non-intrusively.