DHS develops software security tools

Tuesday - 7/12/2011, 10:07am EDT

The Department of Homeland Security is deploying new tools it hopes will help government agencies, and private businesses do a better job of making sure their software is secure. The Common Weakness Scoring System and the Common Weakness Risk Analysis Framework are both intended to let IT organizations set secure software priorities. Instead of trying to tackle every known vulnerability, agencies and businesses will be able to narrow down their biggest risks, and eliminate them before they're exploited.