[Dailydave] FireEye is sad.

Joe Klein jsklein at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 10:42:31 EDT 2015

So in short, the proposed rule, as drafted, would require the cybersecurity
community to "fiddle while Rome burns.”


Joe Klein
"Inveniam viam aut faciam"

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Nicolas RUFF <nruff at security-labs.org>

> http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150714006318/en/Coalition-Responsible-Cybersecurity-Formed-Prevent-Misguided-Export
> Quote:
> """
> 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."
> """
> Regards,
> - Nicolas RUFF
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