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A Common Sense Way to Make the Business Case for Software Assurance

  • Abstract

    This article demonstrates how a true cost/benefit for secure soft-ware can be derived using three generic practice areas: (1) threat/risk understanding, (2) implementation of security requirements, and (3) operational security testing. Having an accurate cost for these aspects of the software assurance process would allow decision makers to make intelligent decisions about the level of investment they wish to make.

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