A modular meta-model for security solutions
Paper in proceeding, 2017

Designing a secure software system requires the ability to represent and reason about a wide variety of security concerns. Existing modelling representations lack a comprehensive set of security building blocks or lack support for composition or refinement of the design under consideration. We propose a new modular metamodel for representing these security designs. This model supports both composition for more complex solutions and representing different levels of abstraction to model the underlying details. This meta-model can subsequently be used for the construction of security solutions, supporting a wide range of mechanisms on a wide variety of abstraction levels, thereby providing a foundation for the security-by-design approach. © 2017 ACM.





Laurens Sion

KU Leuven

Koen Yskout

KU Leuven

Riccardo Scandariato

University of Gothenburg

Wouter Joosen

KU Leuven

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Vol. Part F129681 -Article number a16

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