• Department of Justice Won't Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers

    1 month ago - By Geek News Central

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy for charging cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The purpose appears to be to allow White Hat security researchers to continue doing what they do, without getting arrested for it.
    From the DOJ press release:
    The policy for the first time directs that good-faith security research should not be charged. Good faith security research means accessing a computer solely for purposes of good-faith testing, investigation, and/or correction of a security flaw or vulnerability, where such activity is carried out in a manner designed to...
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  • What the U.S. government's security testing protections mean for enterprises

    What the U.S. government's security testing protections mean for enterprises

    1 month ago - By VentureBeat

    The US Department of Justice is changing how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is applied to offer protection for "good faith" testing.
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