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HAVOSS: A Maturity Model for Handling Vulnerabilities in Third Party OSS Components

Nikbakht Bideh, Pegah LU ; Höst, Martin LU and Hell, Martin LU (2018) International Conference on on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2018) In International Conference on on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2018)
Abstract
Security has been recognized as a leading barrier for IoT adoption. The growing number of connected devices and reported software vulnerabilities increases the importance firmware updates. Maturity models for software security do include parts of this, but are lacking in several aspects. This paper presents and evaluates a maturity model (HAVOSS) for handling vulnerabilities in third party OSS and COTS components. The maturity model was designed by first reviewing industry interviews, current best practice guidelines and other maturity models. After that, the practices were refined through industry interviews, resulting in six capability areas covering in total 21 practices. These were then evaluated based on their importance according to... (More)
Security has been recognized as a leading barrier for IoT adoption. The growing number of connected devices and reported software vulnerabilities increases the importance firmware updates. Maturity models for software security do include parts of this, but are lacking in several aspects. This paper presents and evaluates a maturity model (HAVOSS) for handling vulnerabilities in third party OSS and COTS components. The maturity model was designed by first reviewing industry interviews, current best practice guidelines and other maturity models. After that, the practices were refined through industry interviews, resulting in six capability areas covering in total 21 practices. These were then evaluated based on their importance according to industry experts. It is shown that the practices are seen as highly important, indicating that the model can be seen as a valuable tool when assessing strengths and weaknesses in an organization's ability to handle firmware updates. (Less)
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Maturity model, Software security, Software maintenance, Frimware update, Vulnerabilities
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  abstract     = {Security has been recognized as a leading barrier for IoT adoption. The growing number of connected devices and reported software vulnerabilities increases the importance firmware updates. Maturity models for software security do include parts of this, but are lacking in several aspects. This paper presents and evaluates a maturity model (HAVOSS) for handling vulnerabilities in third party OSS and COTS components. The maturity model was designed by first reviewing industry interviews, current best practice guidelines and other maturity models. After that, the practices were refined through industry interviews, resulting in six capability areas covering in total 21 practices. These were then evaluated based on their importance according to industry experts. It is shown that the practices are seen as highly important, indicating that the model can be seen as a valuable tool when assessing strengths and weaknesses in an organization's ability to handle firmware updates. },
  author       = {Nikbakht Bideh, Pegah and Höst, Martin and Hell, Martin},
  booktitle    = { International Conference on on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2018)},
  keyword      = {Maturity model,Software security,Software maintenance,Frimware update,Vulnerabilities},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  pages        = {16},
  title        = {HAVOSS: A Maturity Model for Handling Vulnerabilities in Third Party OSS Components},
  year         = {2018},
}