[discuss] Who is responsible for security
sm+1net at elandsys.com
Fri Jan 17 16:18:58 UTC 2014
At 03:43 17-01-2014, Roland Perry wrote:
>Anything that's not on the edge.
There has been a move from the open access approach due to the level
of abuse. It was initiated by groups not represented on this mailing
list. One of the issues is that nobody takes responsibility for "not
on the edge" security. It is only after the problem gains prominence
that a national authority (or body) will step in to find a
solution. One or more standards are published. Nothing much gets
done after that unless some informal group considers the problem as
acute or there is money to be made. The next problem happens and the
usual path is followed.
Consumers ends up paying the price for all this. In some countries
consumers have some sway in the political process to bring the
problems to the attention of the authorities. In some countries
consumers have little or no sway in the political process due to lack
of interest, lack of accountability, or because the system works against them.
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