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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of LNSE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of Software Engineering.

LNSE 2016 Vol.4(2): 139-146 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2016.V4.239

Developing Secure Systems: A Comparative Study of Existing Methodologies

Bandar M. Alshammari, Colin J. Fidge, and Diane Corney
Abstract—With the increasing demand for developing high-quality and more reliable systems, the process of developing trustworthy computer software is a challenging one. In this paper, we review various approaches to producing more secure systems. This includes established general principles for designing secure systems. It also provides an introduction to general software quality measurements including existing software security metrics. This paper also includes a comparison of the various security metrics for developing secure systems (i.e., architectural, design, and code-level metrics). Lastly, the paper examines the approach of refactoring, illustrates its objectives, and shows how refactoring is generally used for enhancing the quality of existing programs from the perspective of information security. At the end of this paper, we provide a discussion of these three approaches and how they can be used to provide guidance for future secure software development processes.

Index Terms—Security design principles, object-orientation, security metrics, secure refactoring.

Bandar M. Alshammari is with Aljouf University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: bmshammeri@ju.edu.sa).
Colin J. Fidge is with Queensland University of Technology, Australia (e-mail: c.fidge@qut.edu.au).
Diane Corney is with Oracle, Australia (e-mail: diane.corney@oracle.com).


Cite: Bandar M. Alshammari, Colin J. Fidge, and Diane Corney, "Developing Secure Systems: A Comparative Study of Existing Methodologies," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 139-146, 2016.

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