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Integrating Software Assurance Knowledge into Conventional Curricula

May 2013 White Paper
Dan Shoemaker (University of Detroit Mercy), Jeff Ingalsbe (University of Detroit Mercy), Nancy R. Mead

In this paper, the authors discuss the results of comparing the Common Body of Knowledge for Secure Software Assurance with traditional computing disciplines.

Publisher:

CERT

Abstract

One of our challenges is deciding how best to address software assurance in our university curricula.  One approach is to incorporate software assurance knowledge areas into conventional computing curricula. In this article we discuss the results of a comparison of the Common Body of Knowledge for Secure Software Assurance with traditional computing disciplines.  The comparison indicates that software engineering is probably the best fit for such knowledge areas, although there is overlap with other computing curricula as well.