Security vendor says offshore development needs checks

Thursday, 3 June 2004, 2:47 PM EST

An executive from Citadel Security Software Inc. pointed to offshore software development as one reason for security vulnerabilities in a hearing before a U.S. House Subcommittee Wednesday.

Software companies must add additional controls to the development process for software produced outside the U.S., said Steve Solomon, chief executive officer of the Dallas, Texas-based Citadel.

"Software development organizations should be required to have all overseas-developed software examined for malicious capabilities embedded in the code," Solomon told the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. "Industry and government must work together to develop some form of standard or review process to address this growing threat."

By Grant Gross at Info World.

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