Accession Number : ADA592417


Title :   Software Assurance Measurement -- State of the Practice


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST


Personal Author(s) : Shoemaker, Dan ; Mead, Nancy R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592417.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This report identifies and describes the current state of the practice in software assurance measurement. This discussion focuses on the methods and technologies that are applicable in the domain of existing software products, software services, and software processes. This report is not meant to be prescriptive; instead, it attempts to provide an end-to-end discussion of the state of the practice in software assurance measurement. In addition, it points out significant emerging trends in the field. The overall discussion touches on the existing principles, concepts, methods, tools, techniques, and best practices for detection of defects and vulnerabilities in code.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , *MEASUREMENT , *METHODOLOGY , *QUALITY ASSURANCE , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , DEFICIENCIES , FAULT DETECTION , METRICS , SECURITY , STANDARDS , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE