Security Vulnerabilities in Software Systems: A Quantitative Perspective

  title={Security Vulnerabilities in Software Systems: A Quantitative Perspective},
  author={Omar H. Alhazmi and Yashwant K. Malaiya and Indrajit Ray},
Security and reliability are important attributes of complex software systems. It is now common to use quantitative methods for evaluating and managing reliability. 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 identified in a future release of a software system. We use several major operating systems as representatives of complex… CONTINUE READING
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