The more basic the better, security report recommends

Wednesday, 21 April 2004, 1:37 AM EST

A coalition of public- and private-sector organizations today called on hardware and software vendors to pay more attention to basic security in products for the public.

“The security-worthiness of software is essential to the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle Corp.’s chief security officer and co-chairwoman of the task force that produced the report. “It is clear that to improve the security of deployed software, vendors are going to have to step up and provide customers with secure-by-default configurations.”

The report, which focuses on technical standards and the government’s Common Criteria program, is the final one in a series of reports from the National Cyber Security Partnership.

By William Jackson at GCN.

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