A modular meta-model for security solutions
Paper in proceedings, 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

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Wouter Joosen

KU Leuven

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Vol. Part F129681 -Article number a16

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Information and Communication Technology

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