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The Real Cost of Software Errors
March/April 2009 (vol. 7 no. 2)
pp. 87-90
Michael Zhivich, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Robert K. Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Modern society's reliance on software even in critical infrastructure systems makes software failures difficult to ignore. The cost of such failures manifests itself not only in dollars but also in lives. We present several examples from diverse critical systems that show the dire consequences of software failures and discuss recent research efforts aimed at finding and eliminating such errors.

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Index Terms:
software errors, software failures, cost, risks, secure systems
Citation:
Michael Zhivich, Robert K. Cunningham, "The Real Cost of Software Errors," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 87-90, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.56
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