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Security Qualitative Metrics for Open Web Application Security Project Compliance

Sönmez, Ferda Özdemir
The focus of this study is to find out repeatable features for large-scale enterprise web application production process related to based on OWASP security requirement list. As a result of a rigorous work including domain analysis for Java language and development frameworks and the examination of a large set of technical documents, 230 security qualitative metrics are discovered, under six categories. These security qualitative metrics are beneficial for security analysts as well as other parties such as designers, developers, and testers. The fmdings provide a developer/designer point of view and would help to make better decisions related to the environment set up, technology selection, and the architecture, design, and implementation details. As a result of this effort, the overall vulnerability level of the web applications would diminish significantly. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.