Software Expert Witnesses

Software expert witnesses may opine on software engineering, flash drives, software architecture, software updates, and more.  The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report earlier this fall entitled  An Enterprise Approach Is Needed to Address the Security Risk of Unpatched Computers.

Patch management is an important element in mitigating the security risks associated with known vulnerabilities. The IRS has taken some actions to address patch management weaknesses, but an enterprise approach is needed to fully implement and enforce patch management policy. Any significant delays patching software with critical vulnerabilities provides ample opportunity for persistent attackers to gain control over the vulnerable computers and get access to the sensitive data they may contain, including taxpayer data.

Read more: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2012reports/201220112fr.pdf

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