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Why Measuring Security Is Hard

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2 Author(s)
Shari Pfleeger ; RAND Corporation , Arlington ; Robert Cunningham

For many years, we've been trying to measure "security" so that we can increase accountability, demonstrate compliance, and determine whether and by how much our investments in products and processes are making our systems more secure. This article investigates why security measurement is difficult and what strategies might help address our needs.

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IEEE Security & Privacy  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 4 )