Accession Number : ADA625334


Title :   Science of Security Lablet - Scalability and Usability


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2013-31 Mar 2019


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA


Personal Author(s) : Scherlis, William ; De Reno,


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625334.pdf


Report Date : 16 Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science (SCS) proposes to perform research to accelerate the achievement of security and assurance goals for larger-scale software-reliant systems. Software-reliant systems are in increasingly critical roles throughout the DoD, manifesting capability in nearly every major functional area. Such systems may involve many separate components, rich and diverse supply chains, and complex interactions with human operators. Assuring security and quality in software-reliant systems is not only increasingly critical to operational success, but it is also increasingly challenging due to the continued growth in complexity, scale, and criticality. Success in developing and evaluating critical and infrastructural systems demands high levels of sophistication in the technical aspects of cybersecurity, software and hardware design, and human- systems interaction. It also demands a strongly scientific attitude, recognizing the difficulties in the quest for effective means to evaluate and measure, exacerbated by the challenges of continual technological change.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY , *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , *INFORMATION ASSURANCE , *NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , *STATIC TESTS , DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , INTERNET BROWSERS , MOBILE COMPUTING , MONITORING , RELATIONAL DATA BASES , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , THREATS , VALIDATION , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE