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Re-innovating Static Analysis: 4 Steps
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Poissonpraveen
Poissonpraveen,
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12/11/2015 | 8:03:51 AM
nice post
nice post and good peice of information and keep it bro...
KevGreene_Cyber
KevGreene_Cyber,
User Rank: Author
12/14/2015 | 1:13:09 PM
Re: nice post
Thanks for the support.  Much appreciated.. 
planetlevel
planetlevel,
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12/15/2015 | 12:26:30 PM
The *term* static analysis should die
Hi Kevin - nice article.  Just wanted to check if you thought it was me suggesting static analysis is dead -- which I don't.  I have written that the *term* static analysis should die.  At least for security.  I think I've been clear that I use and trust static analysis for many types of code quality analysis.

http://www.contrastsecurity.com/blog/why-its-time-for-the-terms-static-analysis-and-dynamic-analysis-to-die

The basic idea is that it's the information -- the context -- available to the tool that matters, not the fact that it happens to be static, dynamic, interactive, runtime, or whatever.  We should be talking about whether a tool has access to accurate data flow, backend connections, http requests/responses, libraries/frameworks, etc...  That's what tools need to start getting accurate.

And I want to be clear. This isn't about correlating the results of single-approach tools. My experience is that it's very difficult to accurately correlate.  And even if you do, you lose the "sweet spots" that were only found by one tool and so didn't correlate with anything.  I'm talking about merging the analysis techniques themselves into a single tool - so that the analysis engine itself can use a broad range of contextual information when identifying vulnerabilities.

Static analysis is a key security technology. But in my view needs the information from other security analysis approaches closely integrated during analysis.  I look forward to seeing the results of the STAMP.

 

 

 
KevGreene_Cyber
KevGreene_Cyber,
User Rank: Author
12/15/2015 | 2:33:16 PM
Re: The *term* static analysis should die
Jeff... that's not the case.  I think there are ways (we have been exploring) to correlate and bring disparate results together; as well as the context of various security testing activiites -- see ASTAM.  So.. we have already explored new ways to bring results together.. I think we are moving in the right direction.  Lots of exciting things to come... Thanks for reading...


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