Measuring the effectiveness of application security policies

Monday, 6 February 2006, 12:37 AM EST

It's easy for software vendors to insist that their products are safe, simply by pointing to the small numbers of vulnerabilities detected. But, as David Chisnall notes, statistics lie: Just because a package has few REPORTED vulnerabilities, that doesn't mean that it actually HAS few vulnerabilities, or address the severity of the holes that are reported. In this article Chisnall argues the true measure of security is what happens once a vulnerability is found.

At InformIT.

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