USA Cybersecurity controls

Posted on: 20/05/2015

On 20th May 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a proposed rule to add export controls for certain cybersecurity products.  In particular, the new controls would cover items related to intrusion software and Internet Protocol (IP) network communications surveillance.  While many of these products were already controlled as encryption items, the proposed rule would change their classification, increase export control requirements, and significantly reduce the availability of license exceptions. Accordingly, this rule would tighten BIS control over these cybersecurity products and potentially impede exports to certain countries or end-users.

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