An Empirical Study of Security Issues Posted in Open Source Projects

Mansooreh Zahedi, Muhammad Ali Babar, Christoph Treude

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When developers gain thorough understanding and knowledge of software security, they can produce more secure software. This study aims at empirically identifying and understanding the security issues posted on a random sample of GitHub repositories. We tried to understand the presence of security issues and their key themes and topics. We applied a mixed-methods approach, combining topic modeling techniques and qualitative analysis. Our findings have revealed that a) the rate of security-related issues was rather small (approx. 3% of all issues), b) the majority of the security issues were related to identity management and cryptography topics. We present 7 high-level themes of problems that developers face in implementing security features.
TitelHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Antal sider10
UdgivelsesstedHawaii, Manoa
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-9981331-1-9
StatusUdgivet - 2018


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