Who Should be Responsible for Software Security? A Comparative Analysis of Liability Policies in Network Environments

@article{August2011WhoSB,
  title={Who Should be Responsible for Software Security? A Comparative Analysis of Liability Policies in Network Environments},
  author={Terrence August and Tunay I. Tunca},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={934-959}
}
In recent years, vendor liability for software security vulnerabilities has been the center of an important debate in the software community and a topic gaining government attention in legislative committees and hearings. The importance of this question surrounding vendor security liability is amplified when one considers the increasing emergence of “zero-day” attacks where hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities before the software vendor has a chance to release protective patches. In this… CONTINUE READING
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