More security or less insecurity

Partha Das Chowdhury, B. Christianson

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We depart from the conventional quest for ‘Completely Secure Systems’ and ask ‘How can we be more Secure’. We draw heavily from the evolution of the Theory of Justice and the arguments against the institutional approach to Justice. Central to our argument is the identification of redressable insecurity, or weak links. Our contention is that secure systems engineering is not really about building perfectly secure systems but about redressing manifest insecurities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity Protocols XVIII
EditorsB. Christianson, J. Malcolm
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-45921-8
ISBN (Print)9783662459201
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event18th International Workshop Security Protocols - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Mar 201026 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Workshop Security Protocols
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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