Tom Olzak

What about Us?

In Government, Regulation, Risk Management, Security Management on September 30, 2010 at 14:05

Here we go again… The last time this came up, no one could respond to security researchers who asked if this also means banning testing of anything that resembles a tool that can be used to attack a network.

Existing rules stipulate that illegally accessing and interfering with computers, servers and data is punishable as a criminal offence. The proposed directive will maintain and strengthen current provisions. But it will also specifically address and punish those who build, use and sell tools and software designed to carry out cyber-attacks.

via EU to up its defence against cyber attacks | EurActiv.

Will this be another governmental knee-jerk reaction, or will reason and common-sense prevail…?  Yes, I know.  They’re politicians, but I can hope, can’t I?

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