Programmers told to put security over creativity
The report--the third of five expected to be published in March and April by the National Cyber Security Partnership--proposes changes to education, software development and patching as well as incentives to convince software makers to improve the security of their wares.
The broad swath of initiatives is needed to help companies improve the quality of their software, said Scott Charney, chief security strategist for Microsoft and co-chairman of the Security Across the Software Development Life Cycle Task Force.
"There is no silver bullet for making software secure," he said in a statement.
By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.
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