RSA: Vendor liability may stifle innovation

RSA: Vendor liability may stifle innovation

Summary: Art Coviello, RSA's president, warns of the consequences of making vendors liable for the security of their products, calling instead for self regulation

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Art Coviello, RSA's president, warns of the consequences of making vendors liable for the security of their products, calling instead for self regulation, and discusses whether encryption is always right for businesses, as well as the need for a data-breach notification law.

Topic: Security

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  • stifle innovation?

    On the contrary, if vendors were forced to stand behind their products it should increase innovation. It would force more, and better , testing before hitting the sales floor, resulting in fewer updates and less downtime for the consumer. At present the EULA removes responsibility from the vendor, and moves it to the user, which is a step backward. Make the vendor responsibility for their code.
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