PSIRT Equals Getting Serious About Product Security

Last fall I wrote Tips for PSIRTs, pointing to a new CERT document giving advice for Product Security Incident Response Teams. Today I read Adobe shifts to Microsoft patching process, incident response plan by Robert Westervelt. The company maintains an Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team and an Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team. All of this is a sign that Adobe is getting serious about product security. It mirrors Microsoft's evolution, and I am glad to see it happening.

I'd like to be able to do a search for "Oracle PSIRT" or "Apple PSIRT" and get real results. The Google Online Security Blog isn't a real PSIRT, either. Just as you should have a CIRT if you use computers, you should have a PSIRT if you sell software.

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