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International Liability Issues for Software Quality

July 2003 Special Report
Nancy R. Mead

In this 2003 report, Nancy Mead focuses on international liability as it relates to information security for critical infrastructure applications.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2003-SR-001

Abstract

This report focuses on international law related to cybercrime, international information security standards, and software liability issues as they relate to information security for critical infrastructure applications. Each area is explored and implications for U.S. policy and efforts to create cybersecurity policy worldwide are discussed. Recommendations are made for U.S. government participation and leadership.  

This report is one of a series of reports on U.S. policy by the CERT Coordination Center. Prior reports focused on international infrastructure for global security incident response and the technical challenges and global policy issues of tracking and tracing cyber attacks.