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Evolution of security engineering artifacts: a state of the art survey

Felderer, Michael; Katt, Basel; Kalb, Philipp; Jürjens, Jan; Ochoa, Martín; Paci, Federica; Tran, Le Minh Sang; Tun, Thein; Yskout, Koen; Scandariato, Riccardo; Piessens, Frank; Vanoverberghe, Dries; Fourneret, Elizabeta; Gander, Matthias; Solhaug, Bjørnar and Breu, Ruth (2014). Evolution of security engineering artifacts: a state of the art survey. International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, 5(4) pp. 48–98.

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Security is an important quality aspect of modern open software systems. However, it is challenging to keep such systems secure because of evolution. Security evolution can only be managed adequately if it is considered for all artifacts throughout the software development lifecycle. This article provides state of the art on the evolution of security engineering artifacts. The article covers the state of the art on evolution of security requirements, security architectures, secure code, security tests, security models, and security risks as well as security monitoring. For each of these artifacts the authors give an overview of evolution and security aspects and discuss the state of the art on its security evolution in detail. Based on this comprehensive survey, they summarize key issues and discuss directions of future research.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 IGI Global
ISSN: 1947-3044
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Adaptive Information Security: Relating Security Requirements to Design (XC-11-067-BN)NPRP 5-079-1-018Qatar National Research Fund
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 41983
Depositing User: Thein Tun
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:28
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