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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2014 Vol.2(4): 307-313 IS4SN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2014.V2.141

Quantitative Security Estimation Based on Safety Architecture Design Patterns

Christopher Preschern, Nermin Kajtazovic, Andrea Höller, and Christian Kreiner
Abstract—The increasing connectivity of embedded systems requires more attention to security aspects. Security should not be post-engineered to a system, but should already be considered during system design. However, especially during early design phases it is difficult to judge the impact of high level design decisions, such as the decision for an overall system architecture, on security.
To provide guidance for the system architecture selection for safety-related systems, we propose a quantitative security assessment method based on the application of design patterns. Based on security threats included in the patters, we calculate a security metric to estimate the patterns' security influence for a specific system. We describe the calculation and application of the proposed security metric with an industrial case study.

Index Terms—Design patterns, metrics, safety, security.

Christopher Preschern, Nermin Kajtazovic, Andrea Höller, and Christian Kreiner are with the Institute for Technical Informatics, Graz University of Technology, Austria (e-mail: christopher.preschern@tugraz.at, nermin.kajtazovic@tugraz.at, andrea.höller@tugraz.at, christian.kreiner@tugraz.at).

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Cite: Christopher Preschern, Nermin Kajtazovic, Andrea Höller, and Christian Kreiner, "Quantitative Security Estimation Based on Safety Architecture Design Patterns," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 307-313, 2014.

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