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Goals of and Charge to the NIST Workshop on Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities (SwMM-RSV)

Author(s)

Paul E. Black

Abstract

The Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan seeks to fundamentally alter the dynamics of security, reversing adversaries' asymmetrical advantages. Achieving this reversal is the mid-term goal of the plan, which calls for "sustainably secure systems development and operation." Part of the mid-term (3-7 years) goal is "the design and implementation of software, firmware, and hardware that are highly resistant to malicious cyber activities ..." and a reduction in the number of vulnerabilities in software by orders of magnitude. Measures of software play an important role. The Software Quality Group, Software and Systems Division, held the workshop on 12 July 2016 in the Green Auditorium at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. The goal of this workshop is to gather ideas on how the Federal Government can best use taxpayer money to identify, improve, package, deliver, or boost the use of software measures and metrics to significantly reduce vulnerabilities.
Citation
NIST Workshop on Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities (SwMM-RSV)

Keywords

software metrics, software measures, software vulnerabilities

Citation

Black, P. (1970), Goals of and Charge to the NIST Workshop on Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities (SwMM-RSV), NIST Workshop on Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities (SwMM-RSV), [online], https://samate.nist.gov/SwMM-RSV2016.html (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created May 7, 2017, Updated May 4, 2021