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Fitting Software Assurance into Higher Education
September 2010 (vol. 43 no. 9)
pp. 41-46
Samuel T. Redwine Jr., Sam Redwine Consulting
As software dependence reaches critical levels, threats become more pervasive, and losses become more costly, higher education must place more value on the tenets of software assurance. Courses must focus not only on security but on providing justified confidence in the software or system throughout its life cycle.

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Index Terms:
software assurance, education, software life cycle
Citation:
Samuel T. Redwine Jr., "Fitting Software Assurance into Higher Education," Computer, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 41-46, Sept. 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.253
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