MEETING THE CALL FOR TRUSTWORTHY SOFTWARE
As one of the industrial contributors, Nexor represented the UK software industry today at the formal launch by the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Rt Hon David Willetts, of the new PAS 754 framework.
PAS 754 – “Software Trustworthiness – Governance and management – Specification”, is based on internationally recognised good practice for software engineering, and draws together a framework that aims to promote the production and deployment of trustworthy software.
Recognising that untrustworthy software is the root cause of many system failures relating to safety, reliability, availability, resilience and security, the Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI) has been working with industry and academia to develop this Publicly Available Specification (PAS) published by BSI.
Nexor CEO, Steve Kingan, speaking as the industry representative at the launch, commented:
“As a vendor of trustworthy technology solutions with an established history of developing mission critical applications, this initiative is one we have whole heartedly supported from its outset.
Software is an increasingly important component in all sorts of daily objects, not just information technology systems. In a global Knowledge Economy the UK technology sector has a major opportunity to build on its reputation as a trusted source of cyber-technology and position itself as a model for trustworthy software development.”
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