back to article Overhaul Wassenaar or ruin next Heartbleed fix, top policy boffin says

Additional exemptions to the much-feared Wassenaar Arrangement will do nothing to protect far-flung security professionals critical to crushing dangerous Heartbleed-esque bugs, according to infosec policy-buff Katie Moussouris. The Hacker One chief policy officer is spearheading the security industry's global response to the …

  1. Cincinnataroo

    In this area law makers are muppets, there's a risk they'll bork everything they touch. Maybe people with a clue need to be deployed among those that formulate this garbage and get some of the jokers up to speed.

    1. Mark 85

      Yes, they're muppets. Ever try to talk to one on something remotely technical? Unless it's a PowerPoint with lots of cartoon figures and very simple, they won't get it. Think glazed eyes, mouth hanging open and a lot of "uh..." coming out of their mouths.

      1. Graham Marsden


        ... Something Must Be Done! (tm)

        And, look, we're *doing* something!!!

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    New Base Orderly World Order API ‽

    Moussouris (@k8em0) is the globe-trotter among a cadre of security types who are lobbying signature countries to ensure the Arrangement does not needlessly hinder the complex world of security vulnerability discovery and remediation.

    Leading security types will not heed, and thus will not be effected and/or hindered by any oppressive or suppressive arrangement which be traditionally invariably rooted and mooted to try to ensure an inequitable advantage with a remote anonymous virtual command and control leverage is maintained by a self appointed few/wannabe chosen few elite executive order administrators?

    They will surely realise the disadvantages inherent in the program and planning and be suitably unimpressed in their work, rest and play upstream …. and in the novel creative fields of future product cycle presentations.

    cc @k8em0

  3. oneeye

    Authoritarianism is the future

    The world's leaders are pushing for total control,and the war on terror is the perfect scare tactic. They never seem to catch the bad guys,although afterwards we find out they had loads of incriminating evidence they never acted on. They should be ashamed,but I don't think a sociopath has that ability!

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Authoritarianism is the future when idiots lead .... and sheep follow.

      Hi, oneeye,

      Whenever that post be true, are those world's leaders proven more stupid than astute, with their non intelligent actions being easily exploited by the bad guys. And their thinking that they be smarter and in some sort of approved command and control, that which virtually expands and aids the outing of their self-destructive delusion.

      Such times and spaces are prime revolutionary and novel explosive. I Kid U Not.

  4. Woza

    Canberra will meet later this month

    Will we? Guess my invitation got lost in the mail.

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