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CERT Research Report

Building Assured Systems Framework (BASF) Overview

  • September 2011
  • In this section of the research report, the authors explain the benefits of investing in building assured systems.
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Software Assurance
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    There is no single, recognized framework to organize research and practice areas focused on building assured systems (BAS). Sponsors of the CERT Program's research could use such a framework to help address the following challenges, including customer "pain points" and general research problems:

    • How do I decide which security methods fit into a specific life-cycle activity?
    • How do I know if a specific security method is sufficiently mature for me to use on my projects?
    • When should I take a chance on a security research approach that has not been widely used?
    • What actions can I take when I have no approach or method for prioritizing and selecting new research or when promising research appears to be unrelated to other research in the field?

    Such a framework could also help organize CERT research

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