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Architecting Security In (SATURN 2007)

  • May 2007
  • By Jon R. Ramsey (SecureWorks)
  • In this SATURN 2007 presentation, Jon R. Ramsey of SecureWorks discusses how the architecture of a system ‹ like other nonfunctional requirements, influences the security of a system.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • This presentation was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
  • Abstract

    The Internet Security problem is thriving on the lack of secure software.  The CERT® Coordination Center ( reported a 35% increase in the number of software vulnerabilities discovered in 2006 over 2005. As the world has become interconnected, the gains from hacking and the number of hackers are increasing. Ideally software would be built securely from the start. Like other nonfunctional requirements such as quality, reusability, and maintainability, security is greatly determined by the architecture of a system.

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