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Whatever Happened to Formal Methods for Security?

Published

Author(s)

Kim B. Schaffer, Jeffrey M. Voas

Abstract

We asked 7 experts 7 questions to find out what has occurred recently in terms of applying formal methods (FM) to security-centric, cyber problems. We were curious as to whether this successful methodology in "safety-critical" has succeeded as well for today's "build it, hack it, patch it" mindset. Our experts were John McLean (Naval Research Labs), Paul Black (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Karl Levitt (University of California at Davis), Joseph Williams (CloudEconomist.Com), Connie Heitmeyer (Naval Research Labs), Eugene Spafford (Purdue University), and Joseph Kiniry (Galois, Inc.).
Citation
Computer (IEEE Computer)
Volume
49
Issue
8

Keywords

formal methods, cyber-security, tools, techniques, conferences, proof of correctness
Created August 23, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017