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Software Assurance Education Overview

May 2013 White Paper
Nancy R. Mead

In this paper, Nancy Mead discusses the growing demand for skilled professionals who can build security and correct functionality into software.

Publisher:

CERT

Abstract

Complex software systems affect nearly every aspect of our lives, in areas such as defense, government, energy, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and finance. Protecting these systems against vulnerabilities and attacks is critical, so there is a growing demand for skilled professionals who can build security and correct functionality into software and systems under development. Yet there are few software assurance programs or tracks that focus on developing assured software and, consequently, not enough professionals to meet the growing demand.