Paper on GitHub Security Interventions presented at ACM CCS 2023.

Research |

On November 29, Felix Fischer presented his research titled "The Effectiveness of Security Interventions on GitHub" at the 30th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) in Copenhagen. The paper is co-authored with Jonas Höbenreich & Jens Grossklags.

This study evaluates GitHub's security interventions since 2017, analyzing their impact on over 50,000 repositories. Assessing security alerts, updates, and code scanning, it finds positive effects on security but varying effectiveness. It identifies successful and less effective intervention elements, offering insights and recommendations for enhancing future intervention designs in software development.