Cyber Weapons & Export Control: Incorporating Dual Use with the PrEP Model

Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015

19 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2014 Last revised: 20 Jan 2016

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Trey Herr

Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Paul Rosenzweig

George Washington University School of Law; The Heritage Foundation

Date Written: September 25, 2014

Abstract

How do existing export control laws treat malware and cyber weapons and what complications arise with their use? This paper presents a technically grounded framework to examine under what conditions malicious software components might be covered by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It presents the law in question and examines several key challenges in classifying and restricting the flow of cyber weapons.

Keywords: export control, malware, cyber weapons, national security, law, national security law, cyber security

Suggested Citation

Herr, Trey and Rosenzweig, Paul, Cyber Weapons & Export Control: Incorporating Dual Use with the PrEP Model (September 25, 2014). Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2501789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2501789

Trey Herr (Contact Author)

Hoover Institution at Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.hoover.org/profiles/trey-herr

Paul Rosenzweig

George Washington University School of Law ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

The Heritage Foundation ( email )

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002-4999
United States

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