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Encryption Export Controls 2017 Update

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) significantly changed the Information Security section of the Commerce Control List (Category 5 Part II) in August 2017 as a result of the 2016 Wassenaar Arrangement decision to rewrite certain Export Commodity Control Numbers (“ECCNs”).

Upon purchase, an email will be sent that provides a link to view the webinar recording, a copy of the presentation, and a certificate of completion. Access to view the webinar recording will be available for one year from the purchase date.

We are offering a webinar for those individuals who want to get an update on the changes (Federal Register) as well as those new to encryption export controls. Designed for those individuals with a working knowledge of the export regulations, this webinar will focus on:

  • General discussion of the present controls on commercial encryption technology including an overview of the 2017 regulatory changes
  • Review of technical basics and the new terminology used in the Cat. 5 Part II Technical Note regarding ‘cryptography for data confidentiality’
  • Review of the implications of the removal of “Note 4” decontrol of items where information security is not the primary purpose
  • Use of publicly available encryption code in creating software for commercial sale
  • Determining the right ECCN for software, hardware and technology
  • Licensing authorities NLR, ENC, Export License
  • Recordkeeping and reporting requirements
  • Outlook for future regulatory changes

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Felice Laird who is a leading expert on US encryption export controls and has 30 years’ experience in training on US export controls.

Prerequisite: Participants should understand fundamental EAR issues and have at least basic familiarity with EAR classifications.

Computer Requirements:

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Webinar Details


Oct 11, 2017


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session


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1 Participant: $150.00
2-5 Participants: $112.50 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $75.00 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: 12386
CES: 1.5