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A Review of Security Metrics in Software Development Process

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Executive Summary

Security level, security performance, and security indicators have become standard terms to define security metrics. The data derived from these metrics helps in measurement of software security. The metrics help achieve security objectives - confidentiality, integrity and availability. The security can be assessed for further improvement during development process of the software or the product itself. The security assessment is helpful for software developers, risk management team, executives of the company, etc. The authors' paper reviews both the kinds of metrics and confers the results.

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