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Position Statement: The Impact of Software Assurance on Computing Education

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Nancy R. Mead ; Software Eng. Inst., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA

Our interest in software assurance extends from critical infrastructure to finance to manufacturing, and almost everything in between. Yet, if you look at our computing curricula, you will find almost no attention to this topic at the undergraduate level, and the fact is that many in the field of computing do not go on to receive advanced degrees. Until we recognize this need, as educators, our curricula will continue to fall short, and our critical systems will be subject to attacks, break-ins, and compromises, resulting in financial loss, loss of credibility, and even more grave consequences.

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2008 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Date of Conference:

July 28 2008-Aug. 1 2008