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Evidence-Based, Good Enough, and Open



Karen A. Scarfone


One of the holy grail questions in computer security is how secure are my organization systems? This paper describes our new approach to answering this question. This approach is distinguished from previous efforts in three ways: 1) uses evidence-based security decision-making, 2) produces good enough answers, and 3) relies on open specifications and standards.
Conference Dates
July 29, 2008
Conference Location
San Jose, CA
Conference Title
Third Workshop on Security Metrics


Risk assessment, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), security metrology, technical security metrics


Scarfone, K. (2008), Evidence-Based, Good Enough, and Open, Third Workshop on Security Metrics, San Jose, CA, [online], (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created August 4, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017