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)
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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|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|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 IEEE Computer Society|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2010 08:26|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:29|
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