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SAFETY Act liability shield starts showing cracks

Written by Cio
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  • Cio
  • 3 years ago

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This week, Salted Hash has examined the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) SAFETY Act, and FireEye’s promise to customers that their certification under the act provides them protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the products failed to prevent an attack.

Overall, comments from the security community on the matter have been less than favorable. It’s understood that most of the backlash centers on the fact that liability protections under the act afforded to FireEye customers aren’t exactly clear; and in some cases look as if they’re rewarding organizations for check-box security initiatives, which often do more harm than good.

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