[discuss] Who is responsible for security

S Moonesamy sm+1net at elandsys.com
Fri Jan 17 16:18:58 UTC 2014

Hi Roland,
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.

S. Moonesamy 

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