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Sensors 2016, 16(6), 759; doi:10.3390/s16060759

Computer-Aided Sensor Development Focused on Security Issues

Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, Leopolda 31, Katowice 40-189, Poland
Academic Editors: Luis Javier Garcia Villalba, Anura P. Jayasumana and Jun Bi
Received: 3 April 2016 / Revised: 12 May 2016 / Accepted: 19 May 2016 / Published: 26 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances on Resources Management for Multi-Platform Infrastructures)
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The paper examines intelligent sensor and sensor system development according to the Common Criteria methodology, which is the basic security assurance methodology for IT products and systems. The paper presents how the development process can be supported by software tools, design patterns and knowledge engineering. The automation of this process brings cost-, quality-, and time-related advantages, because the most difficult and most laborious activities are software-supported and the design reusability is growing. The paper includes a short introduction to the Common Criteria methodology and its sensor-related applications. In the experimental section the computer-supported and patterns-based IT security development process is presented using the example of an intelligent methane detection sensor. This process is supported by an ontology-based tool for security modeling and analyses. The verified and justified models are transferred straight to the security target specification representing security requirements for the IT product. The novelty of the paper is to provide a patterns-based and computer-aided methodology for the sensors development with a view to achieving their IT security assurance. The paper summarizes the validation experiment focused on this methodology adapted for the sensors system development, and presents directions of future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: Common Criteria; security assurance; IT security development; intelligent sensor; design pattern; knowledge engineering; computer-aided security development Common Criteria; security assurance; IT security development; intelligent sensor; design pattern; knowledge engineering; computer-aided security development
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