Improving Security Technology Selections with Decision Theory

Author: Shawn A. Butler

Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering (Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research), 2001.

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Software engineers, using decision theory to make design choices, can improve their selections if they rely on outside expertise to reduce the uncertainty in their objectives. However, integrating specialized expertise presents another set of problems. This paper presents two challenges to using decision theory in selecting security technologies.

Brought to you by the Composable Software Systems Research Group in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

[Last modified 23-July-2001.
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