On the Zero-Day Market – Schneier on Safety Defend Cyber

On the Zero-Day Market

New paper: “Zero Progress on Zero Days: How the Final Ten Years Created the Trendy Spy ware Market“:

Summary: Spy ware makes surveillance easy. The final ten years have seen a worldwide market emerge for ready-made software program that lets governments surveil their residents and international adversaries alike and to take action extra simply than when such work required tradecraft. The final ten years have additionally been marked by stark failures to regulate spy ware and its precursors and parts. This Article accounts for and critiques these failures, offering a socio-technical historical past since 2014, notably specializing in the dialog about commerce in zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. Second, this Article applies classes from these failures to information regulatory efforts going ahead. Whereas recognizing that controlling this commerce is troublesome, I argue nations ought to deal with constructing and strengthening multilateral coalitions of the keen, reasonably than on strong-arming current multilateral establishments into engaged on the issue. Individually, nations ought to deal with export controls and different sanctions that concentrate on particular dangerous actors, reasonably than specializing in proscribing explicit applied sciences. Final, I proceed to name for transparency as a key a part of oversight of home governments’ use of spy ware and associated parts.

Posted on Could 24, 2024 at 7:07 AM •
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