Measuring, analyzing and predicting security vulnerabilities in software systems

@article{Alhazmi2007MeasuringAA,
  title={Measuring, analyzing and predicting security vulnerabilities in software systems},
  author={Omar H. Alhazmi and Yashwant K. Malaiya and Indrajit Ray},
  journal={Computers & Security},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={219-228}
}
In this work we examine the feasibility of quantitatively characterizing some aspects of security. In particular, we investigate if it is possible to predict the number of vulnerabilities that can potentially be present in a software system but may not have been found yet. We use several major operating systems as representatives of complex software systems. The data on vulnerabilities discovered in these systems are analyzed. We examine the results to determine if the density of… CONTINUE READING
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