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Security of open source and closed source software: An empirical comparison of published vulnerabilities

Schryen, Guido (2009) Security of open source and closed source software: An empirical comparison of published vulnerabilities. In: 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 6 - 9, 2009, San Francisco, California.

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Abstract

Reviewing literature on open source and closed source security reveals that the discussion is often determined by biased attitudes toward one of these development styles. The discussion specifically lacks appropriate metrics, methodology and hard data. This paper contributes to solving this problem by analyzing and comparing published vulnerabilities of eight open source software and nine closed ...

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Item type:Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Date:2009
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik > Professur für Wirtschaftsinformatik (Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen)
Keywords:Vulnerabilities, security, open source software, closed source software, empirical comparison
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Generalities, Science
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:21296
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