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SAMATE and Evaluating Static Analysis Tools

Published

Author(s)

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 specification and tests to evaluate such analyzers. We also present preliminary results of our study on whether such tools reduce vulnerabilities in practice.
Citation
Ada User Journal
Volume
28(3)

Keywords

homeland security, software assurance, source code, static analysis, tool testing

Citation

Black, P. (2007), SAMATE and Evaluating Static Analysis Tools, Ada User Journal, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=51196 (Accessed August 18, 2022)
Created September 1, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020