Measuring Severity of Attributes That Create Vulnerabilities in Websites and Software Applications Using Two Way Assessment Technique

Swati Narang (Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University, Noida, India), P.K. Kapur (Amity Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Amity University, Noida, India) and D. Damodaran (Center for Reliability, Government of India, Delhi, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 50
EISBN13: 9781522597032|DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2019040103
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Abstract

Inadequacies and faults that are the reason of vulnerabilities are hazardous for the websites. The authors' chief intention is to trim down those assailon websites by restraining the attributes accountable for these assails. This article categorizes those cases/ attributes into 10 categories and arranges them inpriority according to their severity. These attributes influence which contributes to losses in terms of monetary as well as humanity. By prioritizing these attributes, web designers as well as users will check twice on these aspects before entering confidential information into the website. The opinion of different web designers and experts of different companies was captured to prioritize these attributes using an analytical hierarchical process and two way assessment methods so that the loss should be minimized. Research confirms that total severity measure aids the severities of these attribute's contribution towards vulnerabilities. The findings of the two way assessment technique show that there is only one such attribute which happens to be extremely severe in comparison to other attributes and needs imperative consideration while designing websites and also by users before entering their confidential credentials on a website to curtail the losses caused by black hat guys.
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