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SwA

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Software Assurance

Definition(s):

  The level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at any time during its life cycle and that the software functions in the intended manner.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-163 under Software Assurance

  The level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at any time during its life cycle, and that the software functions as intended by the purchaser or user.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8074 Vol. 2 under Software Assurance