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An Anatomy of Security Conversations in Stack Overflow

Lopez, Tamara; Tun, Thein; Bandara, Arosha; Levine, Mark; Nuseibeh, Bashar and Sharp, Helen (2019). An Anatomy of Security Conversations in Stack Overflow. In: 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, 25 May - 1 Jun 2019, Montréal, Canada, (In Press).

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Abstract

As software-intensive digital systems become an integral part of modern life, ensuring that these systems are developed to satisfy security and privacy requirements is an increasingly important societal concern. This paper examines how secure coding practice is supported on Stack Overflow. Although there are indications that on-line environments are not robust or accurate sources of security information, they are used by large numbers of developers. Findings demonstrate that developers use conversation within the site to actively connect with and tend to security problems, fostering knowledge, exchanging information and providing assistance to one another.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 IEEE
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Motivating Jenny to write secure code: community and culture of codingNot SetNCSC National Cyber Security Centre
Extra Information: Held at the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering, May 25 - June 1, 2019
Keywords: secure software development; collaborative environments; empirical studies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 59243
Depositing User: Tamara Lopez
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 22:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59243
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