Software liability reform is liable to push us off a cliff

Like “SBOMs will solve everything,” there is a regular cry to reform software liability, specifically in the case of products with insecurities and vulnerabilities. US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly’s comments this week brought the topic back into focus, but it’s still a thorny issue. (There’s a reason certain things are called “wicked problems.”) The proposed remedy, taking up a full page of the Biden Administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, will cause more problems than it solves.

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