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Tech firms fret over push to legalize ‘defensive’ hacking

May 3, 2018

Via: The Hill

The debate around whether companies should be able to engage in “active cyber defense” is heating up.

Often described by critics as “hacking back,” the controversial concept involves organizations employing a variety of techniques to prevent breaches or track down the perpetrators in the event their systems are attacked.

Legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal in Georgia would allow individuals to engage in “active defense measures” in the name of cybersecurity, potentially clearing the way for companies and private citizens to hack into other networks for the sake of protecting their own systems.

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