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Goal-Based Requirement Engineering for Fault Tolerant Security-Critical Systems”, International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications
International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications (2013)
  • Davoud Mougouei, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Abstract
Large amount of security faults existing in software systems could be complex and hard to identify during the fault analysis. Therefore, it is not always possible to fully mitigate the internal or external security faults (vulnerabilities or threats) within the system. On the other hand, existence of faults in the system may eventually lead to a security failure. To avoid security failure of the target system it is required to make the system flexible and tolerant in the presence of security faults. This paper proposes a goal-based modeling approach to develop security requirements of Security-Critical Systems (SCSs) through explicitly factoring the faults into the requirement engineering process. Our approach establishes the Security Requirement Model (SRM) of the system based on its respective Security Fault Model (SFM). We incorporate fault tolerance into the SRM through considering the partial satisfaction of security goals. The proposed approach factors this partiality into the goals by using proper mitigation techniques during the refinement process. This approach eventually contributes to a fault tolerant model for security requirements of the target system.
Keywords
  • vulnerability,
  • intrusion tolerance,
  • threat,
  • security fault,
  • security goal
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Davoud Mougouei. "Goal-Based Requirement Engineering for Fault Tolerant Security-Critical Systems”, International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications" International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/davoud_mougouei/2/