Accession Number:

ADA637296

Title:

Systems Security Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER HOBOKEN NJ

Report Date:

2010-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This document establishes a research roadmap for System Security Engineering. Systems Security Engineering SSE is defined as an element of system engineering that applies scientific and engineering principles to identify security vulnerabilities and minimize or contain risks associated with these vulnerabilities This roadmap methodically extracts the value of current approaches to systems security and integrates it with a systems thinking perspective, though it does not make any assumptions about the utility of historical methodology. This path is expected to result in systems designs that shield against commonly known attacks, provide cognizance of changes in the threat environment, and are resilient in the face of unexpected attacks. This outcome requires that we are able to efficiently apply security standards, improve intelligence gathering capabilities relevant to a system s mission, and consider mission assurance a core system capability going forward. In order to do this, a systems engineer will need a clear definition of security, and a way to compare security metrics to other capabilities in the system trade space. This report also describes how the SERC Security Engineering team used this approach to build a SSE roadmap as well as how the academic approach adopted informs the research recommended in the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE