White House Issues Cyber Strategy to Bolster Software Security, Offensive Operations
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Culminating a months-long bureaucratic process that involved more than 20 government agencies, the Biden administration finally released its much-anticipated National Cyber Strategy that spells out how it would pursue laws to establish liability for software companies that sell technology that lacks cybersecurity protections.
According to the strategy, free markets and a reliance on voluntary security frameworks have imposed “inadequate costs” on companies that offer insecure products or services. It says the administration would work with Congress and the private sector to create liability for software vendors, sketching out in broad terms what such legislation should entail, noting the “systemic challenges that too much of the responsibility for cybersecurity has fallen on individual users and small organizatio…
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