Organizational Patterns for Security and Dependability: From Design to Application

Y. Asnar, F. Massacci, A. Saidane, C. Riccucci, Massimo Felici, A. Tedeschi, P. El Khoury, K. Li, M. Seguran, N. Zannone

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Designing secure and dependable IT systems requires a deep analysis of organizational as well as social aspects of the environment where the system will operate. Domain experts and analysts often face security and dependability (S&D) issues they have already encountered before. These concerns require the design of S&D patterns to facilitate designers when developing IT systems. This article presents the experience in designing S&D organizational patterns, which was gained in the course of an industry lead EU project. The authors use an agent-goal-oriented modeling framework (i.e., the SI* framework) to analyze organizational settings jointly with technical functionalities. This framework can assist domain experts and analysts in designing S&D patterns from their experience, validating them by proof-of-concept implementations, and applying them to increase the security level of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Secure Software Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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