August 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter August meeting topic:

Export Controls
by Michael Dobson


U.S. export controls dictate where and to whom U.S. companies can send products and information. They also dictate the types of data foreign nationals living and working in the U.S. are allowed to access. For cybersecurity professionals – particularly those working in international teams, regardless of where their teammates happen to be located – this can make for a complicated dynamic: not only do they have to consider who is allowed to access the information they are charged with safeguarding, but also whether they can share the tools they use to do their jobs with non-U.S. colleagues, counterparts, and third-parties. In this talk, Michael Dobson will share an overview of the export control system and best practices for navigating it, with the goal of preparing you to spot export compliance issues before they become problems.  

About the Speaker 
Michael Dobson is an international trade attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. His practice focuses primarily on U.S. export controls, sanctions programs, and anti-corruption laws. Mr. Dobson counsels clients in a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on data management solutions. He has written extensively about export controls on information, most recently in a white paper titled “From Wassenaar to Mars: Open Source Hardware, U.S. Export Controls, and Avoiding Missteps in the Maker Movement,” along with a subsequent companion article on Slate Magazine’s Future Tense blog.


Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:30 PM

Government Publishing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

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