Conference Paper: The Utility of Security Standards

Title: The Utility of Security Standards

Publication Date: 10/15/2010

Conference:  44th Annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, San Jose, CA, October 2010.


This paper describes a method for analyzing a system’s security using a soft systems engineering approach. It uses a systems engineering modeling tool to demonstrate systemic attributes of security that are common across systems. It describes how the approach is being used to model security standards. Index terms – computer security, cybersecurity, systems security, systems engineering