We explore a dataset of app developer reasoning to better understand the reasons that may inadvertently promote or demote app developers' prioritization of security. We identify a number of reasons: caring vs. fear of users, the impact of norms, and notions of 'otherness' and 'self' in terms of belonging to groups. Based on our preliminary findings, we propose an interdisciplinary research agenda to explore the impact of 'social identity (a psychological theory) on developers’ security rationales, and how this could be leveraged to guide developers towards making more secure choices.
|Title of host publication
|IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops (ICSEW'20), May 23--29, 2020, Seoul, Republic of Korea, IEEE/ACM
|Published - 2020