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"Software Industry Voices Misgivings Over Transparency Focus in NTIA Initiative"

Inside Cybersecurity, June 1, 2018

By Mariam Baksh

A leading representative of software developers is cautioning against a blanket push for transparency in the industry as part of a new cybersecurity initiative soon to get underway at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. “Transparency often sounds appealing in almost any context, but transparency can also bring some unintended consequences,” Tommy Ross, senior policy director for BSA | The Software Alliance, said this week in an interview with Inside Cybersecurity.


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