CEC Faculty Articles

Title

Defining Security Requirements Through Misuse Actions

Document Type

Article

Date

2006

Publication Title

Advanced Software Engineering: Expanding the Frontiers of Software Technology

ISSN or ISBN

978-0-387-34831-5

Volume

219

First Page

123

Last Page

137

Description

An important aspect of security requirements is the understanding and listing of the possible threats to the system. Only then can we decide what specific defense mechanisms to use. We show here an approach to list all threats by considering each action in each use case and analyzing how it can be subverted by an internal or external attacker. From this list we can deduce what policies are necessary to prevent or mitigate the threats. These policies can then be used as guidelines for design. The proposed method can include formal design notations for validation and verification.

DOI

10.1007/978-0-387-34831-5_10

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