Defense of white-hat hackers sluggish in approaching

1it enterprise

1it enterpriseThe law doesn’t treat the good guys as the good in the world of cybersecurity. The huge bulk of a self-governing investigation into the security of consumer and commercial products doesn’t seek to undermine IP (intellectual property) or safety of products has been quoted by Harley Geiger in a talk dubbed “Fighting for Legal Protection for Security Researchers” at UNITED2016, the Rapid7 Security Summit. It benefits us to keep forward of those who do pursue to do harm. Yet the law tends to undermine what he said in both state and federal level. He also quoted the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) and DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) in his speech that he said in vital areas flop to allow for a discrepancy between researchers, who are only trying to advance criminal hackers and cyber security.

 

Despite the slow nature the thing is improving, which is a good news. “Forbids unlocking software without the permission of the manufacturer and controls access to secure work without the consent of the copyright owner is in section 1201 of the DMCA, passed in 1998”. The cloud that has been cast on the researchers’ effort to repair or reveal security flaws is lifted.