A talk given by Michael Sulmeyer at the Breakpoint security conference in Melbourne. His talk into the market of malware and exploits between governments and prospective sellers generated a lengthy debate.
Sulmeyer set out to:
1. examine the distinctions between markets and monopsonies in general;
2. apply these distinctions to the field of cyber-security;
3. describe the implications for purchasers and sellers of cyber-security tools;
4. assess the implications for current national export-control regimes that were not designed to address cyber-security products;
5. conclude with a discussion of how certain changes over the next five-to-ten years may affect the cyber-security and malware markets.
Sulmeyer is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC and a graduate of Stanford Law School.