Workshop session: Fourth international workshop on measurability of security in software architectures (MeSSa 2017)

Reijo Savola (Editor), Habtamu Abie (Editor), Teemu Kanstren (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Cybersecurity incidents are increasing, and at the same time, our society depends more and more on cyber-physical systems. Systematic approaches to measure cybersecurity are needed in order to support efficient construction and maintenance of secure software systems. Security measurement of software architectures is needed to produce sufficient evidence of security level as early as in the design phase. Design-time security measuring should support "security by design" approach. Moreover, software architectures have to support runtime security measurement to obtain up-to-date security information from an online software system, service or product. Security metrics and measurements are exploited in situational awareness monitoring and self-adaptive security solutions. The area of security metrics and security assurance metrics research is evolving, but still lacks widely accepted metrics definitions and applicable measuring techniques. Strong collaboration between security experts, software architects and system developers is needed to address this. MeSSa2017 workshop addresses these and other related topics to increase the importance of the overall picture, requiring sets of design patterns, measurements, metrics, best practices, and means to integrate this cost-effectively in the overall design and operational profiles.

    The outcome of the workshop will be an increased shared understanding of challenges and opportunities in systematic approaches to measure cybersecurity, which are needed in order to support efficient construction and maintenance of secure software systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Software Architecture
    Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5217-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event11th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2017 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

    Conference

    Conference11th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2017
    Abbreviated titleECSA 2017
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCanterbury
    Period11/09/1715/09/17

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