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Traceability for the maintenance of secure software

Yu, Yijun; Jurjens, Jan and Mylopoulos, John (2008). Traceability for the maintenance of secure software. In: IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 28 Sept - 4 Oct 2008, Beijing, China, p. 297.

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Traceability links among different software engineering artifacts make explicit how a software system was implemented to accommodate its requirements. For secure and dependable software system development, one must ensure the linked entities are truly traceable to each other and the links are updated to reflect true traceability among changed entities. However, traditional traceability relationships link recovery techniques are not accurate enough. To address this problem, we propose a traceability technique based on refactoring, which is then continuously integrated with other software maintenance activities. Applying our traceability technique to the proven SSL protocol design, we found a significant vulnerability bug in its open-source implementation. The results also demonstrate the level of accuracy and change resilience of our technique that enable reuse of the traceability-related analysis on different implementations.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 IEEE
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19406
Depositing User: Yijun Yu
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 17:27
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