CHASE 2022
co-located with ICSE 2022
Thu 19 May 2022 10:35 - 10:50 at CHASE room - Session 5: Mixed Chair(s): Chris Brown

Background: Recent studies show that secure coding is about not only technical requirements but also developers’ behaviour.

Objective: To understand the influence of socio-technical contexts on how developers attend to and engage with security in code, software engineering researchers collaborated with social psychologists on a psychologically-informed study.

Method: In a preregistered, between-group, controlled experiment, 124 developers from multiple freelance communities, were primed toward one of three identities, following which they completed code review tasks with open-ended responses. Qualitative analysis of the rich data focused on the attitudes and reasoning that shaped their identification of security issues within code.

Results: Overall, attention to code security was intermittent and heterogeneous in focus. Although social identity priming did not significantly change the code review, qualitative analysis revealed that developers varied in how they noticed issues in code, how they addressed them, and how they justified their choices.

Conclusion: We found that many developers do think about security – but differently from one another. Hence, effective interventions to promote secure coding must be appropriate to the individual development context.
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Thu 19 May

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10:30 - 11:30
Session 5: MixedResearch Papers at CHASE room
Chair(s): Chris Brown Virginia Tech, USA
Session Opening
Research Papers

Research paper
[Full Paper] Influences of Developers' Perspectives on their Engagement with Security in Code
Research Papers
Irum Rauf The Open University, UK, Tamara Lopez The Open University, Helen Sharp The Open University, Marian Petre The Open University, Mark Levine Lancaster University, John Towse Lancaster University, Thein Tun The Open University, Dirk van der Linden Northumbria University, Awais Rashid University of Bristol, UK, Bashar Nuseibeh University of Limerick
Vision and Emerging Results
[Emerging Results] A Framework for Class Activities to Cultivate Responsible Leadership in Software Engineering Students
Research Papers
Vision and Emerging Results
[Emerging Results] On Academic Age Aspect and Discovering the Golden Age in Software Engineering
Research Papers
Rand Alchokr Otto von Guericke University, Jacob Krüger Ruhr-University Bochum, Yusra Shakeel Otto von Guericke University, Thomas Leich Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Gunter Saake Otto von Guericke University
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Research Papers

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Thu 19 May 2022 10:30 - 11:30 at CHASE room - Session 5: Mixed Chair(s): Chris Brown
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