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We are influencing software industry, says Homeland Security CIO

Steven Cooper, the chief information officer at the US Department of Homeland Security, said he has met with company officials including Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer about software security concerns. “And I think, believe it or not, that we’re really influencing them as a community,” Cooper told attendees at a CIO Symposium in Ohio. Cooper added that his agency were collaborating with companies very closely with working to improve software. Cooper met with nearly 75 government chief information officers, most of whom said their departments now have internal cybersecurity plans that include some kind of vulnerability and risk assessment, use third parties for penetration testing and have put in place some type of patch management process. Full Story

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