Software Assurance (glossary)
Level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at anytime during its lifecycle and that the software functions in the intended manner. (CNSS 2010)
CNSS. 2010. National Information Assurance (IA) Glossary. Fort George G. Meade, MD, USA: Committee on National Security Systems. CNSS Instruction No. 4009. 26 April 2010. Accessed on 11 September 2012. Available online at: http://www.cnss.gov/Assets/pdf/cnssi_4009.pdf.