14.1 Cybersecurity

Maintaining the security of our networked infrastructure and government, business, and personal computer systems is one of the most significant problems facing our society. The ubiquity of the Internet and our dependence on computer systems have created new criminal opportunities for theft and social disruption. It is very difficult to measure the losses due to cybercrime. However, in 2013, it was estimated that losses to the global economy due to cybercrime were between $100 billion and $500 billion (InfoSecurity 2013).

As I suggested in Chapter 13, cybersecurity is a broader issue than system security engineering. Software security engineering is a primarily technical activity that focuses on techniques and technologies ...

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