Belgian government wants to control to protect ethical hackers




Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced that the government is looking for a way to decriminalize ethical hacking. Now hacking criminal still equal to physical intrusion. Ethical hacking should be possible without too far open the gates to Internet crime.

According to De Standaard must include a hotline for “digital whistleblowers come. The government wants to exploit the knowledge of ethical hackers in this way, without putting them at risk of being prosecuted. The elaboration of the plan lies with the in 2015 founded Center for Cybersecurity.

The director of the center, Miguel De Bruycker, let De Standaard know that many young people do not know they are punishable in the process of performing a simple tool. Due to the current legislation, there would be too great a gray area.

MP Roel Deseyn hopes also for the use of citizens in monitoring the safety on the Internet, even in cases of child pornography. However, there would need to be taken to ensure that this is not too far late, because searching and viewing child pornography is still punishable.

In the Netherlands there has existed since 2013 a system of ethical hackers. The ‘guide for responsible disclosure’ includes recommendations by which organizations can set their own rules. The NCSC responsible disclosure plays in fostering and out of the guide means that a vulnerability can also be reported there.

That such a guideline exists, does not mean that hackers prosecuted can be. This may be the case when upon discovering a vulnerability offenses were committed. It may be agreed that the organization in question, for example, does not report or take civil action.


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