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Directions in Security Metrics Research

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Author(s)

Wayne Jansen

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
Report Number
7564

Keywords

computer security, security evaluation, security metrics

Citation

Jansen, W. (2009), Directions in Security Metrics Research, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7564 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created April 30, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018