A Software Primer For Attorneys After Cyber Executive Order

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By Alan Charles Raul and Stephen McInerney (November 22, 2021, 4:10 PM EST) — When President Joe Biden issued his major cybersecurity executive order on May 12, a White House press briefing said the order would invoke

the power of federal procurement to say, “If you’re doing business with us, we need you to practice really good — really good cybersecurity. And, most importantly, we really need you to focus on secure software development.”[1]

Over the last six months, Biden’s cybersecurity executive order has set in motion a number of prospective changes for the software community that are important for lawyers to understand and monitor.

Although it is not unusual for software vulnerabilities to play…

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