The Coalition for Responsible Cybersecurity was formed to prevent the U.S. government from adopting proposed export control regulations that could severely impact U.S. cybersecurity effectiveness.
Implementation of the regulations as initially written would have significantly weakened the technology, processes, and tools industry uses to maintain state of the art defenses against intrusions, and all other hacking activities. The rule would have put the United States and the world at greater risk from malicious hackers—exactly the opposite of what it seeks to accomplish.
In response to the combined efforts of industry, academia, and the research community, the U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to substantially revise its proposed export controls rule on cybersecurity tools and to seek additional industry input before opening a second comment period on the proposed rule. However, ensuring that the U.S. government does not ultimately adopt export control regulations that severely impact U.S. cybersecurity effectiveness needs to remain an ongoing effort.