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Novel Methods of Incorporating Security Requirements Engineering into Software Engineering Courses

January 2009 Book Chapter
Nancy R. Mead, Dan Shoemaker (University of Detroit Mercy)

In this book chapter, the authors describe methods of incorporating security requirements engineering into software engineering courses and curricula.

Publisher:

IGI Global

ISBN:
1605661023, 978-1605661025

Abstract

This chapter describes methods of incorporating security requirements engineering into software engineering courses and curricula. The chapter discusses the importance of security requirements engineering and the relationship of security knowledge to general computing knowledge by comparing a security body of knowledge to standard computing curricula. Then security requirements is related to standard computing curricula and educational initiatives in security requirements engineering are described, with their results. An expanded discussion of the SQUARE method in security requirements engineering case studies is included, as well as future plans in the area. Future plans include the development and teaching of academic course materials in security requirements engineering, which will then be made available to educators. The authors hope that more educators will be motivated to teach security requirements engineering in their software engineering courses and to incorporate it in their curricula.