Computer security research and innovation took a beating in 2015. Some prep work in advance might help us cope next year. Here are six things to keep in mind.
With 2015 more or less in the rear view mirror Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the year in security: Wassenaar, ransomware, mobile threats like Stagefright, Carbanak and Equation Group, and more.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.