Organized Control of Exporting Security Tool Software Planned
by: Bryon Turcotte / December 5, 2013
The Wassenaar Arrangement, an international arms control organization consisting of 41 states, has designed plans to control the exporting of specific software security tools based on theories that such tools may be used for "nefarious purposes," according to a recent article published on the ZDNet website.
The article indicates that The Wassenaar Arrangement – created in 1996 – contributes to "regional and internationalsecurityand stability…by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilizing accumulations."
According to the article, the structure of this organization is represented by the United States, some European states, Argentina, Australia, Turkey, and other countries. The article states that this "regime_" plans to "_classify software and hardware products forhackingand network surveillance and intelligence\." According to the article, they have labeled these as "_dual use_" products and, according to the_ article, "_may be detrimental to international and regionalsecurityand stability."