New Zealand Spy Agency To Vet Network Builds, Provider Staff

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed May 14 13:34:51 UTC 2014


While I applaud NZ being open and honest about it, I do think that they have gone quite a bit further than the NSA and that their proposal is far more damaging.

Owen

On May 13, 2014, at 2:25 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:

> Exactly. They just broke in and left a trail of open doors behind.
> 
> Again, not saying either is good, just saying at least NZ is being "above board".
> 
> -- 
> TTFN,
> patrick
> 
> On May 13, 2014, at 14:01 , Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> 
>> I didn’t see the NSA telling us what we had to buy are demanding advance approval rights on our maintenance procedures.
>> 
>> Owen
>> 
>> On May 13, 2014, at 9:34 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of this. But at least they did it in the open, unlike the NSA (where you live).
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> TTFN,
>>> patrick
>>> 
>>> On May 13, 2014, at 12:12 , Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Yep… If I had infrastructure in NZ, that would be enough to cause me to remove it.
>>>> 
>>>> Owen
>>>> 
>>>> On May 13, 2014, at 6:33 AM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at mykolab.com> wrote:
>>>> 
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>>>>> I realize that New Zealand is *not* in North America (hence NANOG),
>>>>> but I figure that some global providers might be interested here.
>>>>> 
>>>>> This sounds rather... dire (probably not the right word).
>>>>> 
>>>>> "The new Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act
>>>>> of 2013 is in effect in New Zealand and brings in several drastic
>>>>> changes for ISPs, telcos and service providers. One of the country's
>>>>> spy agencies, the GCSB, gets to decide on network equipment
>>>>> procurement and design decisions (PDF), plus operators have to
>>>>> register with the police and obtain security clearance for some staff.
>>>>> Somewhat illogically, the NZ government pushed through the law
>>>>> combining mandated communications interception capabilities for law
>>>>> enforcement, with undefined network security requirements as decided
>>>>> by the GCSB. All network operators are subject to the new law,
>>>>> including local providers as well as the likes of Facebook, Google,
>>>>> Microsoft, who have opposed it, saying the new statutes clash with
>>>>> overseas privacy legislation."
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/05/13/005259/new-zealand-spy-agency-to-vet-network-builds-provider-staff
>>>>> 
>>>>> FYI,
>>>>> 
>>>>> - - ferg
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> - -- 
>>>>> Paul Ferguson
>>>>> VP Threat Intelligence, IID
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