Identifying Suitable Attributes for Security and Dependability Metrication
Paper in proceedings, 2013

In this paper, we suggest a framework for security and dependability metrics that is based on a number of non-functional system attributes. The attributes are the traditional security attributes (the “CIA”) and a set of dependability attributes. Based on a system model, we group those attributes into protective attributes and behavioural attributes and propose that metrication should be done in accordance. We also discuss the dependence between these two sets of attributes and how it affects the corresponding metrics. The metrics themselves are only defined to a limited degree. The concepts of security and dependability largely reflect the same basic system meta-property and are partly overlapping. We claim that the suggested approach will facilitate making quantitative assessment of the integrated concept of security and dependability as reflected by those attributes.

security and dependability metrics

security and dependability modelling

behavioural metrics

protective metrics


Erland Jonsson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Laleh Pirzadeh Irannezhad

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

SECURWARE 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies - August 25 - 31, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain

2162-2116 (eISSN)


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Information Science



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