An automated tool for assessing security-critical designs and programs

Alshammari, Bandar, Fidge, Colin J., & Corney, Diane (2012) An automated tool for assessing security-critical designs and programs. In Proceedings of WIAR '2012; National Workshop on Information Assurance Research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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This paper describes in detail our Security-Critical Program Analyser (SCPA). SCPA is used to assess the security of a given program based on its design or source code with regard to data flow-based metrics. Furthermore, it allows software developers to generate a UML-like class diagram of their program and annotate its confidential classes, methods and attributes. SCPA is also capable of producing Java source code for the generated design of a given program. This source code can then be compiled and the resulting Java bytecode program can be used by the tool to assess the program's overall security based on our security metrics.

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ID Code: 56380
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Object-Orientation, Software Security, Security Metrics, Security Analyser, Information Flow
ISBN: 978-3-8007-3432-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2013 02:51
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 09:38

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