System and software reliability, safety and security safety are critical aspects to the success of many engineering projects. Fraunhofer staff are experts in software reliability measurement and modeling, having applied a variety of statistical techniques at organizations such as NASA and Microsoft. We assist organizations in creating an empirically-based risk and safety measurement and management programs to help project managmers and engineers obtain visibility into safety, security and reliability throughout development. Our experts have developed novel techniques that apply formal modeling and model-based testing methods to evaluate system security and safety.
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Defining metrics to measure the influence of software on system safety in the Constellation program at NASA.
Modeling the reliability data in a server application for Microsoft Corporation to predict fault-prone binaries in ongoing development projects.
Collaborating with NASA experts to develop training materials that assist safety engineers in specifying software causes of hazardous conditions.
Detecting security attacks in real-time using the InViz tool, which applies novel visualization techniques that simplify complex data from network application log files.