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Issue No.02 - March/April (2009 vol.7)
pp: 87-90
Michael Zhivich , MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Robert K. Cunningham , MIT Lincoln Laboratory
ABSTRACT
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.
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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