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From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps?: The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security

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From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps? The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security. / Weir, Charles; Hermann, Ben; Fahl, Sascha.

USENIX Security '20 Proceedings. USENIX Association, 2020.

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Harvard

Weir, C, Hermann, B & Fahl, S 2020, From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps? The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security. in USENIX Security '20 Proceedings. USENIX Association, USENIX Security '20, Boston, United States, 12/08/20.

APA

Weir, C., Hermann, B., & Fahl, S. (Accepted/In press). From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps? The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security. In USENIX Security '20 Proceedings USENIX Association.

Vancouver

Weir C, Hermann B, Fahl S. From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps? The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security. In USENIX Security '20 Proceedings. USENIX Association. 2020

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Weir, Charles ; Hermann, Ben ; Fahl, Sascha. / From Needs to Actions to Secure Apps? The Effect of Requirements and Developer Practices on App Security. USENIX Security '20 Proceedings. USENIX Association, 2020.

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abstract = "Increasingly mobile device users are being hurt by security or privacy issues with the apps they use. App developers can help prevent this; inexpensive security assurance techniques to do so are now well established, but do developers use them? And if they do so, is that reflected in more secure apps? From a survey of 335 successful app developers, we conclude that less than a quarter of such professionals have access to security experts; that less than a third use assurance techniques regularly; and that few have made more than cosmetic changes as a result of the European GDPR legislation. Reassuringly, we found that app developers tend to use more assurance techniques and make more frequent security updates when (1) they see more need for security, and (2) there is security expert or champion involvement.",
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