Using Security Checklists and Scorecards in CS Curriculum

Author:
Blair Taylor, Shiva Azadegan
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84.84 kB
Date:
01 July 2007
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Industry has recognized that creating secure systems requires incorporating security concepts throughout the software development lifecycle. A similar effort is required in education, integrating security best practices and risk management into the curriculum. At Towson University, we are developing and implementing a model to thread security throughout our computer science curriculum. Key to our plan is the use of security checklists and scorecards. Checklists provide a quantifiable list of security criteria to aid in writing secure code and reinforce security principles. Additionally, scorecards and checklists provide a consistent means of evaluation and assessment.

Using Security Checklists and Scorecards in CS Curriculum