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Software security in an Internet world: an executive summary

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2 Author(s)
Shimeall, T.J. ; Software Eng. Inst., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; McDermott, J.J.

Businesses of all sizes use the Internet for sales, purchasing, and collaborations. They all need reliable systems. Faced with substantial numbers of reported security problems, Internet users must decide how much risk they are willing to take to participate in what the Internet world offers. After presenting the scope and origin of the Net's security problems, the authors outline three immediate steps we can take to help ensure software security. The third, examination and repair of existing systems, rivals the magnitude of the Y2K worldwide effort

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 4 )