Modeling Security Goals and Software Vulnerabilities
2011 (English)In: Dependability and Computer Engineering: Concepts for Software-Intensive Systems / [ed] Luigia Petre, Kaisa Sere, Elena Troubitsyna, IGI Global, 2011, 171-198 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Security is becoming recognized as an important aspect of software development, leading to the development of various security-enhancing techniques, many of which use some kind of custom modeling language. Models in different languages cannot readily be related to each other, which is an obstacle to using several techniques together. The sheer number of languages is, in itself, also an obstacle to adoption by developers.
We have developed a modeling language that can be used in place of four existing modeling languages: attack trees, vulnerability cause graphs, security activity graphs, and security goal indicator trees. Our language is more precise than earlier languages, which allows models to be used in automated applications such as testing and static analysis. Models in the new language can be transformed to and from earlier languages. We also present a data model that allows users to relate different kinds of models and model elements to each other and to core security knowledge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2011. 171-198 p.
Software security, Software vulnerability, Security goal modelling, Secure software engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72581DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-747-0ISBN: 978-16-0960-747-0ISBN: 1-6096-0-747-3ISBN: e- 9781609607487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72581DiVA: diva2:460038
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 215995