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Software liability is still vexing some stakeholders as NTIA transparency effort advances

By Mariam Baksh / April 29, 2019

The Commerce Department's multistakeholder initiative on software transparency is at the center of an ongoing debate about the need and efficacy of establishing liability within an industry whose products are currently recognized as the most successful vector for cybersecurity attacks.

“Liability is problematic because it's not possible in today's state of the art to build what I call real-world software that's free from vulnerabilities, security errors,” said Steve Lipner, executive director of SAFECode, an industry led group that issues guidance...

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