An anatomy of security conversations in stack overflow

Lopez, Tamara and Tun, Thein and Bandara, Arosha and Mark, Levine and Nuseibeh, Bashar and Sharp, Helen (2019) An anatomy of security conversations in stack overflow. In: Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering. Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society, ICSE-SEIS 2019 . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., CAN, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9781728117621

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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.

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Funding Information: Supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Nuseibeh thanks SFI, EPSRC and ERC for financial support. Publisher Copyright: © 2019 IEEE.
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11 Jan 2023 17:30
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11 Jan 2023 17:30