The Control of Technology by Nation State: Past, Present, and Future – The Case of Cryptology and Information Security

ABSTRACT

Since the fifties, strong controls have been enforced to prevent the spread of military-grade technology or dual use technologies and, later, especially of Information Security science. These controls originally focus on homeland and international security purposes. But the fall of the Soviet bloc has changed the situation. The enforced controls now aim at organizing an economic dominance of a very few Nation States whose real intent is to organize the strategic dominance over the rest of the world. This paper explains how controls have been organized by the four major actors: Nation State, Industry, Academics, and Hackers.


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E.S.I.E.A Laval,
France

Eric Filiol is the head of the (C+V)O Research Lab at ESIEA, France and a senior consultant in offensive cyber security and intelligence. He spent 22 years in the French Army (Infantry/Marine Corps). He holds an Engineer diploma in cryptology, a doctorate in applied mathematics and computer science, and a Habilitation Thesis in computer science. He also graduated from NATO in InfoOps. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal in Computer Virology and has been a speaker at international security events including Black Hat, CCC, CanSecWest, PacSec, Hack.lu, Brucon, and H2HC.

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