[Dailydave] FireEye is sad.
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.”
"Inveniam viam aut faciam"
On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Nicolas RUFF <nruff at security-labs.org>
> 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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