Modelling Secure Systems Using An Agent Oriented Approach and Security Patterns

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Mouratidis, Haralambos, Weiss, Michael and Giorgini, Paolo 2006. Modelling Secure Systems Using An Agent Oriented Approach and Security Patterns. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. 16 (3), pp. 471-498.
AuthorsMouratidis, Haralambos, Weiss, Michael and Giorgini, Paolo
Abstract

In this paper we describe an approach for modelling security issues in information systems. It is based on an agent-oriented approach, and extends it with the use of security patterns. Agent-oriented software engineering provides advantages when modeling security issues, since agents are often a natural way of conceptualizing an information system, in particular at the requirements stage, when the viewpoints of multiple stakeholders need to be considered. Our approach uses the Tropos methodology for modelling a system as a set of agents and their social dependencies, with specific extensions for representing security constraints. As an extension to the existing methodology we propose the use of security patterns. These patterns capture proven solutions to common security issues, and support the systematic and structured mapping of these constraints to an architectural model of the system, in particular for non-security specialists.

KeywordsAgent-oriented software engineering; security; Tropos
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Journal citation16 (3), pp. 471-498
ISSN0218-1940
Year2006
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218194006002823
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/416
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PrintJun 2006
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Deposited02 Dec 2009
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Mouratidis, H., Weiss, M., Giorgini, P. (2006) ‘Modelling Secure Systems Using An Agent Oriented Approach and Security Patterns’ International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 16 (3) 471-498.

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