Secure Systems Development with UML

Secure Systems Development with UML

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Attacks against computer systems can cause considerable economic or physical damage. High-quality development of security-critical systems is difficult, mainly because of the conflict between development costs and verifiable correctness. JA¼rjens presents the UML extension UMLsec for secure systems development. It uses the standard UML extension mechanisms, and can be employed to evaluate UML specifications for vulnerabilities using a formal semantics of a simplified fragment of UML. Established rules of security engineering can be encapsulated and hence made available even to developers who are not specialists in security. As one example, JA¼rjens uncovers a flaw in the Common Electronic Purse Specification, and proposes and verifies a correction. With a clear separation between the general description of his approach and its mathematical foundations, the book is ideally suited both for researchers and graduate students in UML or formal methods and security, and for advanced professionals writing critical applications.These UML Machines may themselves be given as the formal Semantics of UML diagrams defined in the following sections. They may also be defined directly using UML Machine rules, for example, an assignment to an attribute. We assumeanbsp;...

Title:Secure Systems Development with UML
Author:Jan Jürjens
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-12-06


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