Special Issue "Evaluating the Security of Complex Systems"
A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2016)
Recent security breaches show the need to secure large, distributed, complex systems. A fundamental, but little discussed, aspect of security is how to evaluate when a complete system is secure. Purely formal methods cannot handle this level of complexity. Code checking does not consider the interaction of separate modules working together and is hard to scale. Model-based approaches, such as patterns and aspects, can be effective for handling large systems. Their use in evaluating security appears promising. A few works in this direction exist [1–4], but there is a need for more ideas. This Special Issue focuses on global, model-based, architectural, systems-oriented evaluation methods.
- Breu, R.; Innerhofer-Oberperfler, F.; Yautsiukhin, A. Quantitative assessment of enterprise security system. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Availability, Security and Reliability, ARES, Barcelona, Spain, 4–7 March 2008; pp. 921–928.
- Fernandez, E.B.; Yoshioka, N.; Washizaki, H.; VanHilst, M. Measuring the level of security introduced by security patterns. In Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Secure Systems Methodologies Using Patterns (SPattern 2010), in Conjunction with ARES 2010, Krakow, Poland, February 2010.
- Halkidis, S.T.; Tsantalkis, N.; Chatzigeorgiu, A.; Stephanides, G. Architectural risk analysis of software systems based on security patterns. IEEE Trans. Depend. Secure Comput. 2008, 5, 129–142.
- Heyman, T.; Scandariato, R.; Huygens, C.; Joosen, W. Using security patterns to combine security metrics. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Availability, Security and Reliability, ARES, Barcelona, Spain, 4–7 March 2008; pp. 1156–1163.
Prof. Dr. Eduardo B. Fernandez
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