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Assessing the impact of refactoring on security-critical object-oriented designs

Alshammari, Bandar, Fidge, Colin J., & Corney, Diane (2010) Assessing the impact of refactoring on security-critical object-oriented designs. In Han, Jun & Thu, Tran Dan (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference, IEEE Computer Society, Hilton Hotel, Sydney. (In Press)

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Abstract

Refactoring focuses on improving the reusability, maintainability and performance of programs. However, the impact of refactoring on the security of a given program has received little attention. In this work, we focus on the design of object-oriented applications and use metrics to assess the impact of a number of standard refactoring rules on their security by evaluating the metrics before and after refactoring. This assessment tells us which refactoring steps can increase the security level of a given program from the point of view of potential information flow, allowing application designers to improve their system’s security at an early stage.

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ID Code: 38823
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Object-orientation, Security, Metrics, Refactoring
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Funding:
  • ARC LINKAGE/LP0776344
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE Computer Society
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2010 08:26
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 15:10

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