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Bug, Fault, Error, Weakness, or Vulnerability - Poster



Irena Bojanova


Motivation: Software security vulnerabilities are leveraged to attack cyberspace and critical infrastructure, leading to security failures. When communicating about them, however, even security experts might conflate essential related software concepts. Objective: Define software security bug, exploitable error, weakness, and vulnerability; software fault and error; and failure in the context of cybersecurity, and elucidate their causation and propagation.
Bugs Framework (BF)


Bug, Bugs Framework (BF), Cybersecurity, Failure, Fault, Error, Vulnerability, Weakness


Bojanova, I. (2023), Bug, Fault, Error, Weakness, or Vulnerability - Poster, Bugs Framework (BF), [online],, (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created November 7, 2023, Updated December 15, 2023