Control of Cybersecurity Exports Proposed

Commerce Department introduces interim final rule to increase national security against cyber attacks.

The Bureau of Industry and Security, a division of the Commerce Department, has issued a rule to establish export controls over items deemed to be used for malicious cyber activity. Due to the increase in cyber-attacks, the export controls to be implemented are for the protection of U.S. national security and would take effect in January 2022. This rule is not intended to disrupt legitimate cybersecurity activities and the Commerce Department has requested public comments on the policy.

“The United States is committed to working with our multilateral partners to deter the spread of certain technologies that can be used for malicious activities that threaten cybersecurity and human rights,” Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo stated. ”The Commerce Department’s interim final rule imposing export controls on certain cybersecurity items is an appropriately tailored approach that protects America’s national security against malicious cyber actors while ensuring legitimate cybersecurity activities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Bureau of Industry and Security officials as they implement export controls.
  • For Secretary Raimondo to seek God’s direction as she supports efforts to thwart cyber attacks.
  • For the president and his administration as they seek cybersecurity solutions.

Sources: Department of Commerce


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