The Concept of Self-Defending Objects in the Development of Security Aware Applications

Holford, John W., Caelli, William J., & Rhodes, Anthony W. (2003) The Concept of Self-Defending Objects in the Development of Security Aware Applications. In 4th Australian Information Warfare and IT Security Conference, 20-21 November 2003, Adelaide, Australia.

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This paper presents a proposed extension to the object oriented paradigm, whereby software objects are not only responsible for the encapsulation of data, but are also aware of the sensitivity of that data. Those software objects which encapsulate sensitive information will actively defend both their sensitive data and their functionality. These self-defending objects use object level role based access control to secure those sensitive resources. Applying access control measures within self-defending objects will not only ensure that access controls are appropriate and non bypassable, but will also simplify the development of security aware applications.

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ID Code: 4838
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Trusted Systems, Access Control, Security Architecture, Computer Security, Object Oriented System
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 12:59

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