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1. A Basic CWE-121 Buffer Overflow Effectiveness Test Suite
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Paul E Black, Hsiao-Ming Michael Koo, Thomas F Irish
Abstract: Phase 3 of MITRE's Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Compatibility and Effectiveness program allows a customer to understand how effective a software assurance tool is at finding weaknesses and what code complexities it handles. Phase 3 is based on ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913117

2. A Specification-Based Coverage Metric to Evaluate Test Sets
Published: 12/1/2000
Authors: P E Ammann, Paul E Black
Abstract: Software developers use a variety of methods, including both formal methods and testing, to argue that their systems are suitable components for high assurance applications. In this paper, we develop another connection between formal methods and tes ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=151676

3. Abstracting Formal Specifications to Generate Software Tests via Model Checking
Published: 10/1/1999
Authors: P E Ammann, Paul E Black
Abstract: A recent method combines model checkers with specification-based mutation analysis to generate test cases from formal software specifications. However high-level software specifications usually must be reduced to make analysis with a model checker f ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=151677

4. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=51244

5. Comparison of Fault Classes in Specification-Based Testing
Published: 6/1/2004
Authors: Vadim Okun, Paul E Black, Y Yesha
Abstract: Our results extending Kuhn's fault class hierarchy provide a justification for the focus of fault-based testing strategies on detecting particular faults and ignoring others. We develop a novel analytical technique that allows us to elegantly prove ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=150489

6. Counting Bugs is Harder Than You Think
Published: 10/20/2011
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) is a broad, inclusive project at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the goal of improving software assurance by developing materials, specifications, and methods ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908871

7. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=51292

8. Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
Published: 10/1/1998
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: The National Software Reference Library (NSRL) of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collects software from various sources and publishes file profiles computed from this software (such as MD5 and SHA-1 hashes) as a Refer ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=150356

9. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=51237

10. FS-TST 2.0: Forensic Software Testing Support Tools Part A Test Plan, Test Design Specifications, and Test Case Specifications
Report Number: 7297-A
Published: 4/25/2005
Author: Paul E Black
Abstract: This NIST Internal Report deals with Release 2.0 of a software package, Forensic Software Testing Support Tools (FS-TST 2.0), developed to aid the testing of disk imaging tools typically used in forensic investigations. The package includes programs ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=151708



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