Chapter 21. Evaluating Systems


LEONATO: O, she tore the letter into a thousandhalfpence; railed at herself, that she should beso immodest to write to one that she knew wouldflout her; 'I measure him,' says she, 'by my ownspirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me;                  yea, though I love him, I should.'

 --Much Ado About Nothing, II, iii, 150–161

Evaluation is a process in which the evidence for assurance is gathered and analyzed against criteria for functionality and assurance. It can result in a measure of trust that indicates how well a system meets particular criteria. The criteria used depend on the goals of the evaluation and the evaluation technology used. The Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC) was the ...

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