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Ontology-Based Support for Security Requirements Specification Process

Daramola, Olawande and Sindre, G and Moser, Thomas (2012) Ontology-Based Support for Security Requirements Specification Process. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 7567. 194 -206.

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The security requirements specification (SRS) is an integral aspect of the development of secured information systems and entails the formal documentation of the security needs of a system in a correct and consistent way. However, in many cases there is lack of sufficiently experienced security experts or security requirements (SR) engineer within an organization, which limits the quality of SR that are specified. This paper presents an approach that leverages ontologies and requirements boilerplates in order to alleviate the effect of lack of highly experienced personnel for SRS. It also offers a credible starting point for the SRS process. A preliminary evaluation of the tool prototype – ReqSec tool - was used to demonstrate the approach and to confirm its usability to support the SRS process. The tool helps to reduce the amount of effort required, stimulate discovery of latent security threats, and enables the specification of good quality SR.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Olawande Daramola
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 12:53
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 13:14

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