Tom joins other Forbes Tech Council members, who are hand-selected to submit thought leadership articles on Forbes.com. As an expert in cyber security, cyber conflict, malware and vulnerability research, Tom will cover these topics and more.
In his first article for Forbes, Tom weighs in on recent changes to international export controls covering computer network intrusion software.
The Wassenaar Arrangement is a governing body that crafts export control rules for technology with military and civilian applications. There are 42 member states that are party to the Wassenaar Arrangement, including the United States.
The new rules represent a significant victory for computer security practitioners, since they remove obstacles that have interfered with the ability of researchers in different countries to exchange security intelligence on vulnerabilities and malware.
In the article, Tom explores the reasoning behind the old rules, why they were flawed and how the new changes will benefit the cyber security industry. He also discusses why, despite this important victory, more work remains to be done before the new rules are implemented in the United States. You can read Tom’s full article here.