Developers ‘should be liable’ for security holes

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/developer/0,39020387,39228663,00.htm

Developers ‘should be liable’ for security holes
Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK
October 12, 2005, 12:15 BST

Software developers should be held personally accountable for the security of the code they write, said Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity advisor, on Tuesday.

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“In software development, we need to have personal quality assurances from developers that the code they write is secure,” said Schmidt, who cited the example of some developers he recently met who had created a Web application to talk to a back-end database using SSL.

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