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US Agency Sharpens Tool for Protecting Software Code

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Software programmers work hard to produce secure, error-free code. Of course, bad things can happen -- but really, with increasingly diligent effort, how many things can go wrong? Quite a few, according to NIST. Because cybersecurity is a national goal affecting both the private and public sector, NIST and DHS are involved in a joint program to protect the development and use of software. NIST has just released a tool designed to help programmers check for errors in software development that can cause costly operational problems. The tool also offers increased protection against hackers. (General)