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Software Security Engineering: A Guide for Project Managers by Nancy R. Mead, Gary McGraw, Robert J. Ellison, Sean Barnum, Julia H. Allen

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Chapter 6. Security and Complexity: System Assembly Challenges

Introduction

Introduction

The primary theme of this chapter is how aspects of complexity due to technical difficulty, size, and conflicting objectives affect security as systems expand to support multiple processes within and across organizations.[1] Mitigation strategies and project management approaches are suggested for each area, including examples of “planning for failure” in the context of Web services and identity management.

System development has always encountered new and often complex problems that were not represented in project plans. Often, the hard-to-solve problems are not new. Not ...

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