On the Combination of Static Analysis for Software Security Assessment – A Case Study of an Open-Source e-Government Project

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Manh-Viet Do, Quan Luong-Hong, Kiem Nguyen-Khac, Hoang Truong-Anh
2021 Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems  
Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is a popular quality assurance technique in software engineering. However, integrating SAST tools into industry-level product development and security assessment poses various technical and managerial challenges. In this work, we reported a longitudinal case study of adopting SAST as a part of a humandriven security assessment for an open-source e-government project. We described how SASTs are selected, evaluated, and combined into a novel approach for
more » ... software security assessment. The approach was preliminarily evaluated using semi-structured interviews. Our result shows that (1) while some SAST tools outperform others, it is possible to achieve better performance by combining more than one SAST tools and (2) SAST tools should be used towards a practical performance and in the combination with triangulated approaches for human-driven vulnerability assessment in real-world projects.
doi:10.25046/aj0602105 fatcat:xrt5b3znwrhuxkffedzxqgkmfu