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Conference Venue: RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Thursday, September 26 • 11:55am - 12:40pm
Choosing the right static code analyzers based on hard data

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Published research shows that static code analysis cost-effectively catches security weaknesses before they become exploitable vulnerabilities. But finding the right code analyzers can be challenging. This talk will discuss research funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deliver unbiased methods and information to assess and compare the performance of static analyzer products. In this talk we introduce a new, freely-available website that presents the results of our research. We will discuss plans to track the types of weaknesses that analyzers can detect to help people quickly find the right analyzer and how to achieve good detection coverage of multiple weaknesses. We’ll discuss the properties of analyzers important to consider when bringing one (or a few!) into your development pipeline. We’ll also cover plans to benchmark results quality using real code, not artificial data sets. Finally, we’re looking forward to audience feedback on what information or capabilities are important.

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Chris Horn

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


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:55am - 12:40pm CEST
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