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Publication Citation: Directions in Security Metrics Research

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Author(s): Wayne Jansen;
Title: Directions in Security Metrics Research
Published: April 30, 2009
Abstract: More than 100 years ago, Lord Kelvin insightfully observed that measurement is vital to deep knowledge and understanding in physical science. During the last few decades, researchers have made various attempts to develop measures and systems of measurement for computer security with varying degrees of success. This paper provides an overview of the security metrics area and looks at possible avenues of research that could be pursued to advance the state of the art.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7564
Pages: 26 pp.
Keywords: computer security, security evaluation, security metrics
Research Areas: Computer Security, Software Testing Metrics, Measurement Standards
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (198KB)