Israeli cyber figures held an emergency conference on a draft order imposing supervision on cyber systems exports.
The defense establishment and the National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office are considering a change in the order mandating supervision over exports of cyber systems in an attempt to soothe the heads of the companies doing business in this field. The draft order under which the Ministry of Defense will supervise exports of some cyber systems developed and produced in Israel was revealed last week in “Globes,” creating waves in Israeli cyber companies. According to Defense Export Controls Agency director Dubi Lavi, “It is fairly certain that the final version of the supervision order will be changed. At the same time, we will not suspend measures in this matter, because there is an important need for this supervision. In the framework of changes in the wording, we will sharpen the definitions and issue clarifications.” Lavi did not specify the items in the order in which changes would be made.