Comment regarding Class-25: Software – security research
Brandon Perry, VolatileMinds
Legislation concerning lawful security research requires consideration not only into the current state of software security, but also the future of how we as Americans will consume and create software. Increasingly, software drives basic functions within each and every American’s daily life. Legislators and members of the security community have an excellent opportunity to create a framework that allows research by those with the capabilities and know-how to bolster the security of our homes, our businesses, and our infrastructure.
We live in a digital world now. 30 years ago, when computer software was only beginning to be accepted into the mainstream public, legislators passed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This was before the Internet of Everything was a gleam in anyone’s eye, and the notion of us running out of IP addresses was laughable. Now, we have critical infrastructure, smart home appliances, and even vehicle