Secure Tropos: A Security-Oriented Extension of the Tropos methodology

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Mouratidis, Haralambos and Giorgini, Paolo 2007. Secure Tropos: A Security-Oriented Extension of the Tropos methodology. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 17 (2), pp. 285-309.
AuthorsMouratidis, Haralambos and Giorgini, Paolo
Abstract

Although security plays an important role in the development of multiagent systems, a careful analysis of software development processes shows that the definition of security requirements is, usually, considered after the design of the system. One of the reasons is the fact that agent oriented software engineering methodologies have not integrated security concerns throughout their developing stages. The integration of security concerns during the whole range of the development stages can help towards the development of more secure multiagent systems. In this paper we introduce extensions to the Tropos methodology to enable it to model security concerns throughout the whole development process. A description of the new concepts and modelling activities is given along with a discussion on how these concepts and modelling activities are integrated to the current stages of Tropos. A real life case study from the health and social care sector is used to illustrate the approach.

KeywordsAgent-Oriented Software Engineering; Security Engineering; Methodologies; Tropos
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Journal citation17 (2), pp. 285-309
ISSN0218-1940
Year2007
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218194007003240
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/415
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PrintApr 2007
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Deposited02 Dec 2009
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Mouratidis, H., Giorgini, P. (2007) ‘Secure Tropos: A Security-Oriented Extension of the Tropos methodology’ International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 17 (2) 285-309.

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