Tag Archives: Wassenaar

‘Prohibition Era’ Of Security Research May Be Ahead

LAS VEGAS–Export controls have become a dirty phrase in the security community, especially among researchers, pen testers, and others who rely on vulnerability information and exploits to do their jobs. And if the Wassenaar Arrangement rules proposed by the United States aren’t modified significantly before they’re implemented, dark days may lie ahead for the research […]

Coalition of Security Companies Forms to Oppose Wassenaar Rules

A large group of security companies have formed a coalition to oppose the proposed rules from the Department of Commerce that would regulate the export of so-called intrusion software, a broad term that researchers and legal experts are concerned would limit security research and development. The rules proposed by the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security in […]

UK Student’s Research a Wassenaar Casualty

Grant Wilcox, an ethical hacking degree candidate at the University of Northumbria in the U.K., said the Wassenaar Arrangement rules were one reason he decided not to publish exploits he developed for his dissertation.

Bug Bounties in Crosshairs of Proposed US Wassenaar Rules

Bug bounties and rewards programs provide researchers with a measure of income, and if the proposed Wassenaar rules are implemented in the U.S., that initiatives could be adversely impacted.