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11. Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE) 2008
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 500-279
Published: 6/22/2009
Authors: Vadim Okun, Romain Gaucher, Paul E Black
Abstract: The NIST SAMATE project conducted the first Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE) in 2008 to advance research in static analysis tools that find security defects in source code. The main goals of SATE were to enable empirical research based on large ...

12. Cyber Security Metrics and Measures
Published: 3/2/2009
Authors: Paul E Black, Karen Ann Scarfone, Murugiah P Souppaya
Abstract: Metrics are tools to facilitate decision making and improve performance and accountability. Measures are quantifiable, observable, and objective data supporting metrics. Operators can use metrics to apply corrective actions and improve performance. R ...

13. Static Analyzers in Software Engineering
Published: 3/2/2009
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: Static analyzers can report possible problems in code and help reinforce good practices of developers. We contrast the strengths of static analyzers with testing and indicate the current state of the art.

14. Proceedings of the Static Analysis Workshop (SAW 2008)
Published: 6/12/2008
Authors: Paul E Black, Elizabeth Nee nee Fong
Abstract: Static Analysis Workshop (SAW 2008) was held on June 12, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona and was co-located with ACM SIGPLAN 2008 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2008). This workshop followed Static Analysis Summit, held ...

15. Proceedings of Static Analysis Summit II
Published: 4/1/2008
Authors: Paul E Black, Elizabeth Nee nee Fong
Abstract: Static Analysis Summit II was held 8 and 9 November 2007.  The workshop had a keynote address by Professor William Pugh, paper presentations, discussion sessions, a panel on Obfuscation Versus Analysis Who Will Win? , and a new technology dem ...

16. Software Assurance Tools: Web Application Security Scanner Functional Specification Version 1.0
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 500-269
Published: 2/14/2008
Authors: Paul E Black, Elizabeth Nee nee Fong, Vadim Okun, Romain Gaucher
Abstract: Software assurance tools are a fundamental resource for providing an assurance argument for today's software applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Software requirements, design models, source code, and executable code ...

17. Building a Test Suite for Web Application Scanners
Published: 1/7/2008
Authors: Elizabeth Nee nee Fong, Romain Gaucher, Vadim Okun, Paul E Black, Eric Dalci
Abstract: This paper describes the design of a test suite for thorough evaluation of web application scanners. Web application scanners are automated, black-box testing tools that examine web applications for security vulnerabilities. For several common vulner ...

18. Effect of Static Analysis Tools on Software Security: Preliminary Investigation
Published: 10/29/2007
Authors: Vadim Okun, William F Guthrie, Romain Gaucher, Paul E Black
Abstract: Static analysis tools can handle large-scale software and find thousands of defects. But do they improve software security? We evaluate the effect of static analysis tool use on software security in open source projects. We measure security by vulner ...

19. Software Assurance with SAMATE Reference Dataset, Tool Standards, and Studies
Published: 10/1/2007
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: Today's avionics systems depend more and more on software from many sources: vendors, subcontractors, in-house, and open source. System interactions are exposed to external agents in contexts from air-to-ground links to OS patches downloaded via the ...

20. SAMATE and Evaluating Static Analysis Tools
Published: 9/1/2007
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: We give some background on the Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) project and our decision to work on static source code security analyzers. We give our experience bringing government, vendors, and users together to develop a spe ...

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