Security of Dependable Systems

Naveed Ahmed, Christian D. Jensen

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    Security and dependability are crucial for designing trustworthy systems. The approach “security as an add-on” is not satisfactory, yet the integration of security in the development process is still an open problem. Especially, a common framework for specifying dependability and security is very much needed. There are many pressing challenges however; here, we address some of them. Firstly, security for dependable systems is a broad concept and traditional view of security, e.g., in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability, does not suffice. Secondly, a clear definition of security in the dependability context is not agreed upon. Thirdly, security attacks cannot be modeled as a stochastic process, because the adversary’s strategy is often carefully planned. In this chapter, we explore these challenges and provide some directions toward their solutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDependability and Computer Engineering : Concepts for Software Intensive Systems
    EditorsLuigia Petre
    PublisherIGI global
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)1609607473
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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