[Dailydave] FireEye is sad.
nruff at security-labs.org
Sat Sep 12 04:53:51 EDT 2015
The proposed rule, as drafted, would have four detrimental impacts on
cybersecurity firms and technologies:
- Cybersecurity research will be curtailed, as the rule hinders
researchers from testing networks and sharing technical information
about new vulnerabilities across borders.
The Coalition for Responsible Cybersecurity represents a broad
cross-section of cybersecurity professionals from U.S. companies,
including Symantec, Ionic Security, *FireEye*, (...)
According to Ron Bushar, Global Director for Security Program Services
at Mandiant, a *FireEye* Company, "the rule treats these tools as though
they were weapons, but in fact they are absolutely essential for every
company and government that has been targeted by attackers. Every time
cybersecurity professionals are asked to do defensive testing for a
business—even a U.S. business with operations in Europe or South
America—they would need a license. The process involved in acquiring
these unnecessary government licenses would delay cybersecurity
protections for months, ensuring that U.S. cybersecurity defenses will
always lag far behind the hackers."
- Nicolas RUFF
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