The Effects of Vulnerability Disclosure Policy on the Diffusion of Security Attacks

@inproceedings{Mitra2012TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Vulnerability Disclosure Policy on the Diffusion of Security Attacks},
  author={Sabyasachi Mitra and Sam Ransbotham},
  year={2012}
}
With the nearly instantaneous spread of information in modern society, policies regarding the disclosure of information about security vulnerabilities have become the focus of significant discussion. The fundamental debate centers on tradeoffs inherent in disclosing information that security professionals need, but that can also be used for nefarious purposes. Our empirical study compares attacks based on software vulnerabilities disclosed through full disclosure and limited disclosure… CONTINUE READING

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