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The fundamentals of information security

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Pfleeger, C.P. ; Trusted Inf. Syst. Inc., Glenwood, MD

Some quality models, such as IS0 9126, fail to include computer security. The author explains why security is an essential but difficult facet of quality. As a software professional, you can take several actions to improve the security of your code: (1) learn the techniques of security; (2) when incorporating security features into a system, think like the attacker, i.e. consider each point as a potential weakest link; and, finally, (3) consult an expert

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 1 )