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DHS grants SAFETY Act liability relief for software based on NIST cyber framework

April 7, 2017 |
Rick Weber

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a SAFETY Act designation for a software platform by Cybernance that is based on the voluntary framework of cybersecurity standards issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology – a first-of-its-kind designation under the anti-terrorism law that grants liability relief for users of the software from cyber attacks.

The company is touting that liability protection in the wake of the Justice Department's recent indictment of Russian hackers for the massive Yahoo data...

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