HOTrust: Human, Organizational, and Technological Aspects of Secure Software Engineering

With all research in the area of secure software, we are still witnessing increasing software vulnerabilities. Software developers can make a difference in this security ecosystem one way or the other. A new approach, “developer-centred security,” attempts to see the problem from the developers’ perspective, improve the usability of tools and methodologies used, and provide support for developers in organizations. This research is investigating human, organizational and technological factors with the aim of better understanding developers’ needs, barriers, motivations, priorities, etc..