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SAFETY Act liability shield starts showing cracks

Steve Ragan | May 8, 2015
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.

"While the concept of breach insurance in and of itself isn't bad, there seems to be a growing trend whereby businesses are choosing to outsource their security and purchase insurance rather than take the necessary steps to ensure the security their infrastructure.

"FireEye's counsel compared their product to a pickup truck in their analogy, I disagree with this; it speaks to their mistaken belief that FireEye is a total solution. You can drive a truck off the lot and have a working method of transportation; you can't just install FE and expect to be secure."

 

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