The United States Government Will Ban the Reselling of Potentially Hacking Tools to Authoritarian Regimes

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) supports the US national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by maintaining an effective export control and treaty compliance system and encouraging continuing US leadership in key technology.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Commerce Department proposed new regulations that would prohibit U.S. firms from exporting and reselling software and hardware capabilities, as these may be used to fuel authoritarian policies through harmful hacking and human rights violations.

The regulation will take effect in 90 days, essentially prohibiting the export of “cybersecurity goods” for national security (NS) and anti-terrorism (AT) purposes.

As explained by BleepingComputer, the regulation also creates a new License Exception Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE) program, which prohibits the export and resale of certain products to nations with security concerns, such as China and Russia, without first obtaining a license.

The full list covers countries with weapons of mass destruction, countries with national security concerns, and countries that are subject to a US arms embargo.

The United States Government opposes the misuse of technology to abuse human rights or conduct other malicious cyber activities, and these new rules will help ensure that U.S. companies are not fueling

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