Addressing Challenges in the Acquisition of Secure Software Systems With Open Architectures
MetadataShow full item record
We seek to articulate and address a number of emerging challenges in continuously assuring the security of open architecture (OA) software systems throughout the system acquisition life-cycle. It is now clear that future system must resist coordinated international attacks on vulnerable software-intensive systems that are of high value, and control complex systems. But current approaches to system security are most often piecemeal with little or no support for guiding what system security requirements must address across different system-processing elements and data levels, and how those can be manifest during the design, building, and deployment of OA software systems. We present a framework that organizes OA system security elements and mechanisms in forms that can be aligned with different stages of acquisition spanning system design, building, and run-time deployment, as well as system evolution. We provide a case study to show our scheme and how it can be applied to common enterprise systems.
Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
NPS Report NumberNPS-AM-12-C9P06R02-054
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Achieving Better Buying Power for Mobile Open Architecture Software Systems through Diverse Acquisition Scenarios Scacchi, Walt; Alspaugh, Thomas A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-05); UCI-AM-17-041This research seeks to identify, track, and analyze software component costs and cost reduction opportunities within diverse acquisition life cycle scenarios for open architecture systems accommodating Web-based and mobile ...
Naegle, Brad (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006); NPS-AM-06-070The following article is taken as an excerpt from the proceedings of the annual Acquisition Research Program. This annual event showcases the research projects funded through the Acquisition Research Program at the Graduate ...
Data Consolidation of Disparate Procurement Data Sources for Correlated Performance-Based Acquisition Decision Support Nangia, Samantha; Dickover, Ryan; Wardwell, Thomas; Mora, Randall (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03); SYM-AM-17-044Frank Kendall, then Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, released the first defense acquisition system performance report in June 2013. This report focused primarily on performance related ...