Microsoft and pals attempt to re-write Wassenaar cyber arms control pact written by people who have no idea about IT and will make IT security business almost impossible

Microsoft and a team of concerned engineers from across the security sector have joined forces to suggest a major re-write of the arms control pact the Wassenaar Arrangement, as they fear the document’s terms are a threat tot he information security industry.

The pitch is the result of brainstorming by the group to redefine the core aims of the Arrangement, which aims to restrict export of both weapons and “dual-use” items that have military potential beyond their main functions. The Arrangement was negotiated and signed behind closed doors in 2013, without the infosec industry’s participation.

Source: Microsoft and pals re-write arms control pact to save infosec industry

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