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Security Requirements Are Different, But Mechanisms For Security Adaptation Are Not

Tun, Thein and Bennaceur, Amel (2018). Security Requirements Are Different, But Mechanisms For Security Adaptation Are Not. In: SEAMS ’18, ACM, New York.

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We describe a dialogue between a proponent and an opponent of the proposition "security is not just another quality attribute in self-adaptive systems". The dialogue is structured in two steps. First, we examine whether security requirements are different from other system-level requirements. Our consensus is that security requirements require specific methods for elicitation, reasoning, and analysis. However, other requirements (such as safety, usability and performance) also require specific techniques. Then, we examine the adaptation mechanisms for security and compare them with other properties. Our consensus is that most adaptation techniques can be applied to maintain security and other requirements alike.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Association for Computing Machinery
ISBN: 1-4503-5715-6, 978-1-4503-5715-9
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Why Johnny doesn’t write secure software? Secure Software Development by the MassesNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Motivating Jenny to write secure code: community and culture of codingNot SetNCSC National Cyber Security Centre
Adaptive Security And Privacy (XC-11-004-BN)291652EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software EngineeringEP/R013144/1 (previous: EP/R005095/1)EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: security requirements; self-adaptive systems
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Software Engineering and Design (SEAD)
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Item ID: 54031
Depositing User: Thein Tun
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:23
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:40
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