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Computer Security: Art and Science by Matt Bishop

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Chapter 18. Introduction to Assurance

 

BOTTOM: Not a whit: I have a device to make allwell. Write me a prologue; and let the prologueseem to say, we will do no harm with our swords,and that Pyramus is not killed indeed; and,for the more better assurance, tell them that I,Pyramus, am not Pyramus, but Bottom theweaver: this will put them out of fear.

 
 --A Midsummer Night's Dream, III, i, 17–23.

This chapter presents an overview of the concepts of security assurance and trusted systems. Assurance for secure and trusted systems must be an integral part of the development process. The following chapters will elaborate on the concepts and ideas introduced here.

Assurance and Trust

In previous chapters we have used the terms trusted system and secure system ...

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