Baseline: Metrics for Setting a Baseline for Web Vulnerability Scanners

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Executive Summary

As web scanners are becoming more popular because they are faster and cheaper than security consultants, the trend of relying on these scanners also brings a great hazard: users can choose a weak or outdated scanner and trust incomplete results. Therefore, benchmarks are created to both evaluate and compare the scanners. Unfortunately, most existing benchmarks suffer from various drawbacks, often by testing against inappropriate criteria that does not reflect the user's needs.

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