Threat analysis of software systems: A systematic literature review
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Architectural threat analysis has become an important cornerstone for organizations concerned with developing secure software. Due to the large number of existing techniques it is becoming more challenging for practitioners to select an appropriate threat analysis technique. Therefore, we conducted a systematic literature review (SLR) of the existing techniques for threat analysis. In our study we compare 26 methodologies for what concerns their applicability, characteristics of the required input for analysis, characteristics of analysis procedure, characteristics of analysis outcomes and ease of adoption. We also provide insight into the obstacles for adopting the existing approaches and discuss the current state of their adoption in software engineering trends (e.g. Agile, DevOps, etc.). As a summary of our findings we have observed that: the analysis procedure is not precisely defined, there is a lack of quality assurance of analysis outcomes and tool support and validation are limited.

Software systems

Risk assessment

Threat analysis (modeling)

Systematic literature review (SLR)



Katja Tuma

Göteborgs universitet

Gul Calikli

Göteborgs universitet

Riccardo Scandariato

Göteborgs universitet

Journal of Systems and Software

0164-1212 (ISSN)

Vol. 144 275-294

Holistiskt angreppssätt att förbättra datasäkerhet (HoliSec)

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