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Surveillance Technology at the Fair: Proliferation of Cyber Capabilities in International Arms Markets (Winnona DeSombre, Lars Gjesvik, and Johann Ole Willers, Atlantic Council)

State cyber capabilities are increasingly abiding by the “pay-to-play” model—both US/NATO allies and adversaries can purchase interception and intrusion technologies from private firms for intelligence and surveillance purposes. NSO Group has repeatedly made headlines in 2021 for targeting government entities in cyberspace, but there are many more companies selling similar products that are just as detrimental. These vendors are increasingly looking to foreign governments to hawk their wares, and policymakers have yet to sufficiently recognize or respond to this emerging problem. Any cyber capabilities sold to foreign governments carry a risk: these capabilities could be used against individuals and organizations in allied countries, or even in one’s home country.

Surveillance Technology at the Fair: Proliferation of Cyber Capabilities in International Arms Markets – Atlantic Council