Stephen E. Arnold: Does Open Source Create Open Doors? PBI: Yes, But Proprietary Is Just as Open

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Does Open Source Create Open Doors?

Here’s an interesting question I asked on a phone call on Sunday, December 20, 2020: “How many cyber security firms rely on open source software?”

Here’s another question, “How many of the whiz kids working in US government agencies communicate the exact process for selecting, vetting, and implementing open source components directly (via 18f type projects) or from vendors of proprietary cyber security software?”

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ROBERT STEELE: What I learned when the CIA created the Artificial Intelligence Staff around me in 1986 is that nobody properly documents code and all systems are tested to “good enough” standards, not to perfection. I wrote the first warning letter to the White House in 1994 and was ignored. We are very vulnerable across all systems including banking systems.

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

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