Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Clarke: Hold Developers Accountable for Software Insecurity

The federal government and private enterprise should band together and hold software developers responsible for the poor state of security of their applications, according to the White House's former top cyber-security official.

Speaking this week at the eWEEK Security Summit here, Richard Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, of Herndon, Va., and former chairman of the president's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, said the inherent insecurity of most software produced today is a major factor in the troubles plaguing enterprises and home users.

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