SIIA Statement on Microsoft Testimony at House Homeland Security Committee Hearing

The following statement can be attributed to Paul Lekas, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs with the Software & Information Industry Association.

Brad Smith’s testimony today at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing – “A Cascade of Security Failures: Assessing Microsoft Corporation’s Cybersecurity Shortfalls and the Implications for Homeland Security” did nothing to allay concerns about the cybersecurity risk associated with Microsoft that led to the devastating Storm—0558 incident last summer.  SIIA has called on Executive Branch leaders to take action to protect government networks and systems and transition to a secure by design approach. We urge swift action to improve resilience by accessing software concentration risk, considering past security performance in procurement and moving towards a multi-vendor environment.

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