Germany is the first one of European countries, where very strict rules have been introduced, rules that will (atleast this is the opinion of government) prevent hacking. Anti-hacking law says now, that creating or possesion of tools related to security that could potentially be used in attacks, is now forbidden.
Amendment of this law defines clearly that also Denial of Service attacks and targetting single hosts/targets are offence to it. “Hacker” — person who commits serious breach can now be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Controversion — that word describes quite good, what is now in head of Germany security professionals, who are not sure, if they are allowed to do their job. For example, creation or possesion of tools that could be used in more then one way.
Former countries of the East block behind the Iron wall are still trying to develop better laws to serve their citizens. Sometimes from this struggle are comming results that will make your hair grey in young age. Slovakia, for example, is trying to make an amendment to the Health care Act .
What has health care to do with Zone-H? Let me explain you.
As lekvar in his blog on community website blackhole.sk stated: “George Orwell has been finally beaten…”. In the proposed amendment there is great part talking about building “National registers and ascertainings with list of personal data, purpose of usage and perimeter of affected persons”. Strange name, that is covering national databases of persons with specific diseases, their disease’s progress, personal data…
Today security industry is as interesting as never before and people are into it for different reasons. Some of us are into it because of endless opportunity to learn, some are because that special knowledge can gain them fame, then there are people with malicious intentions, and finally there are people doing it for cash.
While its not our job to tell you who is bad and who is not we often think about future of this “business”. Researching takes up time, and time is cash, it also require knowledge and experience.
But is the talent and as we called it before — special knowledge — really required in security?
Zone-h is starting the new mirror that will cover the whole Arab community: arab.zone-h.org. It will be officially announced at the 3. ICT Security Forum in Damascus, Syria, that will happen on July 30th-31-th, 2007.
Zone-H will start to bring it’s training programs to the Arab community. The first training sessions will be soon announced, and will be held in Damascus in cooperation with Platinum Inc..
Those who are interested in collaborating with Zone-H editorial staff can write to the worldwide mirror manager minor () , Arabic mirror managers Bassel Hamideh and Iyadh Houshi or Halfmoon () , the coordinator of Zone-H international programs and business opportunities.
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