Vulnerability Factors in New Web Applications : Audit Tools , Developer Selection & Languages

@inproceedings{Bau2013VulnerabilityFI,
  title={Vulnerability Factors in New Web Applications : Audit Tools , Developer Selection & Languages},
  author={Jason Bau and Frank Wang and Elie Bursztein and Patrick Mutchler and John C. Mitchell},
  year={2013}
}
We develop a web application vulnerability metric based on the combined reports of 4 leading commercial black box vulnerability scanners and evaluate this metric using historical benchmarks and our new sample of applications. We then use this metric to examine the impact of three factors on web application security: provenance (developed by startup company or freelancers), developer security knowledge, and programming language. Our study evaluates 27 web applications developed by programmers… CONTINUE READING

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