Applying Engineering Values to IT Security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing new cybersecurity standards based on the same principles engineers use to build bridges and jetliners.
At the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering's Technology Leadership Institute on May 13, NIST Fellow Ron Ross unveiled a draft of NIST Special Publication 800-160, Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems. The guidelines recommend steps to help develop a more defensible information technology infrastructure, including the component products, systems and services that constitute the infrastructure. This is an interesting 10-minute interview: