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The Federal Government is Moving on Memory Safety for Cybersecurity

December 27, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The massive appropriations bill Congress passed Friday included a Christmas present for advocates of using memory-safe coding languages to stem a significant majority of the software vulnerabilities exploited by cyber adversaries.

“For the first time ever, Congress has included memory safety in a law, requiring the National Cyber Director to study memory safety in the government,” security researcher Jack Cable tweeted Tuesday. “The omnibus is expected to pass this week. Proud to have worked on this provision while in the Senate!”

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