Cybersecurity’s Next Legal and Policy Frontier: Software Liability

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The Biden Administration’s cybersecurity strategy called for a major shift in US policy to impose legal liability on software developers who produce insecure products. Overcoming license terms and disclaimers will require legislation defining standards of care for software development and establishing a safe harbor. This session will review proposals to achieve the White House’s goal.
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James Dempsey


Senior Policy Advisor / Technology & Governance Lecturer, Stanford Program on Geopolitics / UC Berkeley Law School

Nick Leiserson


Assistant National Cyber Director, Cyber Policy and Programs, Office of the National Cyber Director

Bruce Schneier


Security Technologist, Researcher, and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

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