Computer Security and Liability

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier has long – though not very loudly – been promoting the idea that software producers should be imposed more economic liability for selling insecure software. I find the idea very interesting and I am leaning towards that it should tried out in new legislation. Though not without careful consideration.

Here is Bruce Schneier’s latest posting on the subject:

Computer Security and Liability: “Information insecurity is costing us billions. We pay for it in theft: information theft, financial theft. We pay for it in productivity loss, both when networks stop working and in the dozens of minor security inconveniences we all have to…”

(Via Crypto-Gram.)