The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Security Engineering: An Overview

Dusko Pavlovic

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    Abstract

    In his 1960 essay, Eugene Wigner raised the question of ‿the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in natural sciences‿. After several decades of security research, we are tempted to ask the opposite question: Are we not unreasonably ineffective? Why are we not more secure from all the security technologies? I sketch a conceptual landscape of security that may provide some answers, on the background of ever increasing dynamics and pervasiveness of software and computation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2010)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages12-18
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8289-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2010
    Event8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2010 - Pisa, Italy
    Duration: 13 Sep 201018 Sep 2010
    http://www.sefm2010.isti.cnr.it/

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Volume2010
    ISSN (Print)1551-0255
    ISSN (Electronic)2160-7656

    Conference

    Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2010
    Abbreviated titleSEFM
    CountryItaly
    CityPisa
    Period13/09/1018/09/10
    Other13-18 Sep 2010
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Security
    • Ineffectiveness
    • Engineering

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