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Software Regulations NY

February 23rd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

On January 12, experts from over 30 US and international security organizations released the consensus list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors.

The procurement language under development by the State of New York and other state governments already is being adjusted to use the Top 25 Errors in the process.

For companies who sell software to state or government agencies, they may run into these restrictions rather quickly. It is unclear on whether or not these restrictions will apply to legacy software already in place. While I would hope that all software is met with a certain level of scrutiny to keep it secure, those legacy applications are more prevelant than we might expect.

It would be in everybody best interest to review your software development process and start to think about compliance to these regulations.
http://gcn.com/Articles/2009/01/21/New-York-software-rule.aspx
http://cwe.mitre.org/top25/pdf/2009_cwe_sans_top_25.pdf

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