I had to smile, when I read that: My Government Doesn’t Understand How Encryption and Cyber Security Work.
I hate to say it but “I told you so” (Thoughts on Responsible Disclosure and Wasenaar) â€“ but why shall they. Government elites and politicians are typically lawyers or have a degree in business administration. And then we explain them bits and bytes, all the technology but it is just so secret and complicatedâ€¦. Friends, we make it complicated. It can be made simpler but we need to look for a dialogue and help them understand how these things work. And please, do not use the analogy of weapons. It will fail, trust me. These people are not stupid, they are all intelligent (well, mostly) but it they do not understand, what we want to tell them, maybe we should change the way we talk. It is not about what you say but about what the other side understandsâ€¦.