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Friday, October 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Do Certain Types of Developers or Teams Write More Secure Code?

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Why do some developers and development teams write more secure code than others? In this talk we will describe several human factors—developer, team and environmental characteristics—that influence whether developers will inadvertently introduce security weaknesses into their code. We’ll present the results of research on how factors such as developer experience, disrupted attention, team size, team co-location, communication, work hours, and code rewrites affect software security. The research results are drawn from DoD-funded R&D conducted by our company on both open-source and proprietary software repositories, as well as academic research on software engineering practices. At the end of the talk, we will describe how others can participate in this research.

Speakers
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Chris Horn

Product Strategy & Development, Secure Decisions & Code Dx
Chris Horn is a Researcher at Secure Decisions, an R&D organization, and helps guide product development at Code Dx. He is currently engaged in several application security (AppSec) research projects, including: developing a system for benchmarking static code analyzers, studying... Read More →
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Anita Damico

CEO, Code Dx
Anita D’Amico, PhD is CEO of Code Dx, Inc. which provides open-source and commercial application security solutions based on advanced technologies developed by Secure Decisions, an R&D organization which she also directs. Her roots are in experimental psychology and human factors... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cypress Room 2525 W Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757, USA