Journal article

Towards a More Systematic Approach to Secure Systems Design and Analysis

Simon Miller, Susan Appleby, Jonathan M Garibaldi, Uwe Aickelin

International Journal of Secure Software Engineering | IGI Global | Published : 2013


The task of designing secure software systems is fraught with uncertainty, as data on uncommon attacks is limited, costs are difficult to estimate, and technology and tools are continually changing. Consequently, experts may interpret the security risks posed to a system in different ways, leading to variation in assessment. This paper presents research into measuring the variability in decision making between security professionals, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of security advice given to software system designers. A set of thirty nine cyber-security experts took part in an exercise in which they independently assessed a realistic system scenario. This study quantifies ag..

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