Software Technology Maturation and Software Security
Locklear, Trina Kay
Software technology maturation, also referred to as technology transfer, is as difficult as it is rare, mostly because of the time scale involved. Software maturation is defined as the process of taking a piece of technology from conception to popularization. Frequently, software engineers and developers tend to oversimplify the problems of technology transfer. They attribute problems to management pressures that complicate the use of software-engineering practices. However, a good understanding of the processes and problems is necessary to effectively tackle the technology-transfer problem. Without that understanding, the transfer of inappropriate technology to an organization without the maturity to understand and absorb it is likely to do harm, rather than to bring benefits. This research aims to answer two research questions regarding the technology maturation. Namely, is Redwine and Riddle's "Software Technology Maturation" study the accepted and gold standard within the software engineering discipline for assessing the maturation of software technology? Secondly, can the software technology maturation study be applied to other areas of software technology? The purpose of this research is to answer these questions of interest which will serve as the basis for the second implementation; applying the Redwine and Riddle criteria to the comparatively young discipline of software security. The primary goal for the second implementation is to explore and extend the second research question and demonstrate the maturity phases for the field of software security.
Locklear, Trina Kay. (August 2019). Software Technology Maturation and Software Security (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7457.)
Locklear, Trina Kay. Software Technology Maturation and Software Security. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, August 2019. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7457. October 27, 2020.
Locklear, Trina Kay, “Software Technology Maturation and Software Security” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, August 2019).
Locklear, Trina Kay. Software Technology Maturation and Software Security [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; August 2019.
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