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White House wants to hold the software sector accountable for security

May 13, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

The Biden administration plans to pursue a liability framework to hold the software industry accountable for insecure software, according to administration officials and documents released by the Office of the National Cyber Director this week.

Federal officials said they have taken steps toward a long-stated goal of shifting the security burden away from technology users and onto the industry.

The administration wants to pursue a plan to create incentives that will help enable long-term investment in cybersecurity and resilience, Nick Leiserson, assistant national cyber director for cyber policy and programs, said during a panel Monday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

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