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How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods

  • August 2007
  • By Nancy R. Mead
  • In this 2007 report, Nancy Mead describes SQUARE, and outlines other methods used for identifying security requirements.
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    The Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) method, developed at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, provides a systematic way to identify security requirements in a software development project. This report describes SQUARE and then describes other methods used for identifying security requirements, such as the Comprehensive, Lightweight Application Security Process, the Security Requirements Engineering Process, and Tropos, and compares them with SQUARE. The report concludes with some guidelines for selecting a method and a look at some related trends in requirements engineering.

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SEI

Mead, Nancy. How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-021). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8257

IEEE

Mead. Nancy, "How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2007-TN-021, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8257

APA

Mead, Nancy. (2007). How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-021). Retrieved December 18, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8257

CHI

Nancy Mead. How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods (CMU/SEI-2007-TN-021). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8257

MLA

Mead, Nancy. 2007. How To Compare the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) Method with Other Methods (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TN-021). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8257