Govt intervention needed for software security

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 12:30 PM EST

In a surprise shift, leading software companies acknowledged in a report to the Bush administration that the government might need to force the US technology industry to improve the security of US computer networks.

The companies, including Microsoft Corp and Computer Associates International Inc, said the Homeland Security Department "should examine whether tailored government action is necessary" to compel improvements in the design of computer software.

The 250-page report containing that recommendation and dozens more was released Thursday. It cautioned that the government should require security improvements only when market forces fail.

At The Star.

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