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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2006 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 66-68
Charles B. Weinstock , Software Engineering Institute
Robin E. Bloomfield , City University, London and Adelard
Ann Miller , University of Missouri, Rolla
Sofia Guerra , Adelard
Marcelo Masera , European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Critical systems are aptly named--from electric power to water and gas to the telephone system and the Internet, they're all critical to some aspect of our daily lives. We're a networked society and as such, it's important to both know whether critical systems are trustworthy and be able to communicate, review, and debate the level of trust achieved in them. In the safety domain, explicit safety cases are increasingly required by law, regulations, and standards. In this article, we outline what a small, international group of experts, spanning various disciplines in safety, security, reliability, and critical infrastructure, been doing with the International Working Group on Assurance Cases (for Security), what we hope to achieve, and where we go next.
assurance cases, safety cases, critical infrastructure
Charles B. Weinstock, Robin E. Bloomfield, Ann Miller, Sofia Guerra, Marcelo Masera, "International Working Group on Assurance Cases (for Security)", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 4, no. , pp. 66-68, May/June 2006, doi:10.1109/MSP.2006.73
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