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Proceedings of Workshop on Software Security Assurance Tools, Techniques, and Metrics



Paul E. Black, Michael J. Kass, Elizabeth N. Fong


This is the proceedings of a workshop held on November 7 and 8, 2005 in Long Beach, California, USA, hosted by the Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division, Information Technology Laboratory, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The workshop, ?Software Security Assurance Tools, Techniques, and Metrics,? is one of a series in the NIST Software Assurance Measurement and Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) project, which is partially funded by DHS to help identify and enhance software security assurance (SSA) tools. The goal of this workshop is to discuss and refine the taxonomy of flaws and the taxonomy of functions, come to a consensus on which SSA functions should first have specifications and standards tests developed, gather SSA tools suppliers for ?target practice? on reference datasets of code, and identify gaps or research needs in SSA functions.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-265
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Software assessment tools, software assurance, software metrics, software security, target practice, reference dataset, vulnerability


Black, P. , Kass, M. and Fong, E. (2006), Proceedings of Workshop on Software Security Assurance Tools, Techniques, and Metrics, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021