DHS Unveils Effort to Focus on Software Security

The long string of attacks against popular Web sites, high-profile companies such as Sony, and government networks has brought the problem of common and easily exploitable vulnerabilities into the public eye, and the Department of Homeland Security today is unveiling a new effort to help address the issue. The plan, which is in conjunction with MITRE, involves identifying the introduction of a new scoring system to help evaluate software projects against a list of common programming errors.

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