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Light-touch Interventions to Improve Software Development Security

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Publication date25/09/2018
Host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference 2018
EditorsDaphne Yeo, Stephen Chong
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages9
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Many software developers still have little interest in software security. To change this, we need ‘interventions’ to development teams to motivate and help them towards security improvement. An intervention costing less than two days’ effort from a facilitator plus half a day of team effort can significantly improve that team’s software security. This case study describes how this approach was used with one commercial team, and identifies its impact using Participative Action Research. With suitable improvements, the approach has the potential to help many other development teams.

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©2018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.