Trustworthy Software Foundation Launched

April 2016

TSI_LogoOn the 6th April 2016, the Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI) formally transitioned to the Trustworthy Software Foundation (TSF). This was to allow continued support and evolution of its outputs.

The Trustworthy Software Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with the support of relevant Professional Bodies. To mark the occasion, a launch event was held in London, which was attended by our Head of Business Improvement, Irene Dovey, and our Head of Operations, Neville Smikle.

Neville commented:

“Trustworthiness needs to come in at the start of the software development life cycle – not as a bolt on later! The work of the Trustworthy Software Foundation will help get buy-in from across the sector of doing things properly.”

Trustworthy Software Foundation

The history of the Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI)

Although the core ideas underpinning Good Practice in Trustworthy Software have been established for many years, such knowledge was, and remains, instantiated in a fragmented way.

With the founding of the UK National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) in 2011, it was decided that the opportunity should be taken to coalesce ad-hoc activity across a number of aspects of Trustworthy Software (including Safety and Security) into a single management focus, with the primary raison d’être being to curate a Trustworthy Software Body of Knowledge to serve as a living backbone for signposting sources of such Good Practice.

During the period of the 5-year NCSP period, the Trustworthy Software Initiative was established and funded to address those aspects of the 2009 Multinational Trustworthy Software Roadmap of highest priority to the UK.

Major milestones have included:

A new chapter in trustworthy software

At the end of the NCSP period, an ongoing need was identified to maintain and update the Body of Knowledge, including Instruction and Verification practices, and to ensure ongoing Coherence with international and standardisation activities. Hence the creation of the Trustworthy Software Foundation.

Nexor has been heavily involved in the work of the TSI/TSF and was its industry launch partner for the PAS754 framework. We will continue to help its work in supporting good working practices for software development.

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