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Security training of developers and company liability
From: James Strassburg (JStrassburgdirects.com)
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 10:51:11 CST
I am currently training all of my organization's software developers on
web application security. I'm using WebScarab and WebGoat as my primary
teaching tools as I feel that seeing how the problems are exploited is
much more effective than trying to cover every type of coding mistake
that can lead to the problems. My question is about company liability.
What if one of the developers used the information learned to attack
another site? Is my company liable for their actions as we taught them
how to do it? Should I have our legal department create a disclaimer or
waiver for them to sign?
I will be asking the same questions directly to our legal department but
thought a discussion here could provide some more insight and be
valuable for others. thanks.
James A. Strassburg Jr.
Software Security Architect
Direct Supply, Inc.