[funsec] Rules keep hackers from helping government
shawnmer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:05:53 CST 2011
But the alliance is an uneasy one. "Hackers feel persecuted by the
rest of the world and the government . . . because they're scaring the
shit out of people who are dumb," says Darren Greco, a computer
specialist who does security auditing for federal agency affiliates
and who attended the ideologically charged, left-leaning Hackers on
Planet Earth Conference in New York in July. If the two parties can
work out an understanding, then their collaboration could bolster
vulnerable federal networks.
But both sides would have to put aside their paranoia."
sigh...i'm paranoid even posting this ;)
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:04, phester <funsec at armorfirewall.com> wrote:
> Friendly hackers and other computer whizzes who could help bolster
> government's cyber defenses often are unable to collaborate with the
> Homeland Security Department because of outdated policies that Congress
> and the White House must reform, former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge said on
> Despite such opportunities, members of the hacker community remain wary of
> working with the government. They know how to find network weaknesses, but
> might be leery of sharing such talents, if lending a hand requires
> navigating through too much red tape.
> "The [regulations] are written to the extent where, we're not really going
> to trust people in the private sector because, heaven forbid, they might
> be financially advantaged either with a contract or just general
> Maybe they can use the federal courts to steal hackers' work, like Sony is
> doing with GeoHot.
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