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The Black Hat community has a few asks for the ‘old-hat’ policy community in DC

By Charlie Mitchell / July 28, 2017

LAS VEGAS – Making the rounds of technologists, researchers and tech-security vendors at the just-concluded Black Hat 2017, a reporter usually got a shrug and a shake of the head when asking what the federal government could do to assist their efforts.

But in speeches and briefings – and digging a little deeper in conversations – the policy “asks” from this diverse community are quite significant in a couple of areas.

Founder Jeff Moss said Black Hat in some...

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