The Open UniversitySkip to content

Talking about Security with Professional Developers

Lopez, Tamara; Sharp, Helen; Tun, Thein; Bandara, Arosha; Levine, Mark and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2019). Talking about Security with Professional Developers. In: 7th International Workshop Series on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry (CESSER-IP), 28 May 2019, Montréal, Canada.

Full text available as:
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB) | Preview
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This paper describes materials developed to engage professional developers in discussions about security. First, the work is framed in the context of ethnographic studies of software development, highlighting how the method is used to explore and investigate research aims for the Motivating Jenny research project. A description is given of a series of practitioner engagements, that were used to develop a reflection and discussion tool using security stories taken from media and internet sources. An explanation is given for how the tool has been used to collect data within field sites, offering a way to clarify and member check findings, and to provide a different view on practice and process. The report concludes with observations and notes about future aims for supporting and encouraging professionals to engage with security in practice.

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: Joint International Workshop on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry (CESI 2019) and 6th International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practice (SER&IP 2019). CESSER-IP is co-located with ICSE 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)
Software Engineering and Design (SEAD)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 59840
Depositing User: Tamara Lopez
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 18:21
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU