Quantifying Software Risk For Consumers


The Cyber Independent Testing Lab (CITL) was organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, with the mission of advising software consumers through expert scientific inquiry into software safety. We are an organization that produces an independent comparative measure of the risk of ownership of computer software and systems. Our mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe software marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. We engage in scientific research to test software and computing products, and then we will publish the results of that research in a way that will best empower and educate software consumers. 

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Revisiting the Linux Score Distribution

A while back, we showed what the score distributions were for base installs of three major platforms.  Here, we're going to compare that base install view of Linux with the score distribution for a custom, hardened instance of Linux. 

Report Data

Coming Soon! Risk profile reports for selected software products in Windows, OSX, and Linux environments.  Expect periodic updates focused on specific software verticals.

Metrics, Measurements, and Procedures

Coming soon! Numbers and ratings are great, but not if you can't see where they came from.  Here we provide information on how we assess software and technical information to help you understand the metrics we use.