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Foundations for Software Assurance

December 2013 White Paper
Carol Woody, Nancy R. Mead, Dan Shoemaker (University of Detroit Mercy)

In this paper, the authors highlight efforts to address the principles of software assurance and its educational curriculum.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

Our society's growing dependence on software makes the need for effective software assurance imperative. Motivation to address software assurance requires, at a minimum, an understanding of what to do, how to go about it, and why it is needed. Two key foundation elements are principles for software assurance and a curriculum to educate those who must address this need. This paper highlights efforts underway to address both of these elements.