Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Testimony before the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Yesterday, I testified before the US House Committee on Science and Technology in a hearing about the security of the Web site. The hearing was run by the Republican members and was clearly designed to attack ObamaCare from a new front. The goal of the chair of the committee, as he plainly stated in the hearing was to shut down I was the witness invited by the Democrats, and there were three witnesses invited by the Republicans. My goal, as always in these situations, was to remain completely non-partisan and to offer up my technical opinions. Here is a link to my submitted written testimony. The hearing was streamed on CSPAN, and is presumably available here (although streaming did not work on my Mac).

Saturday, August 10, 2013

White Paper on Source Code review in litigation now available

My team and I at Harbor Labs have written a white paper on source code reviews in litigation, such as patent cases. From the abstract:

The purpose of this white paper is to present basic guidelines for source code reviews to assist litigation teams in negotiating the terms of protective orders, to improve cost estimates, and to enable technical experts to streamline their analysis.

Our paper is targeted towards attorneys and judges who often have to cope with unfamiliar issues when one side needs to review the source code of their opponent's. We attempt to shed light on the important considerations that need to be addressed, based on a dozen or so years of experience performing such reviews.