Optimal Policy for Software Vulnerability Disclosure

@article{Arora2008OptimalPF,
  title={Optimal Policy for Software Vulnerability Disclosure},
  author={Ashish Arora and Rahul Telang and Hao Xu},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={642-656}
}
S vulnerabilities represent a serious threat to cybersecurity, most cyberattacks exploit known vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, there is no agreed-upon policy for their disclosure. Disclosure policy (which sets a protected period given to a vendor to release the patch for the vulnerability) indirectly affects the speed and quality of the patch that a vendor develops. Thus, CERT/CC and similar bodies acting in the public interest can use disclosure to influence the behavior of vendors and reduce… CONTINUE READING
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