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Security implications of structure

Bryans, Jeremy and Arief, Budi (2006) Security implications of structure. In: Besnard, Denis and Gacek, Cristina and Jones, Cliff, eds. Structure for Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary Perspective. Springer London, London, pp. 217-227. ISBN 978-1-84628-110-5. E-ISBN 978-1-84628-111-2. (doi:10.1007/1-84628-111-3_11) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:58728)

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Computer security is an important issue in determining the dependability of computer systems. It becomes even more crucial when we talk about computer-based systems (CBS), where we take into consideration the roles played by the human actors (or human components) involved in the system.

Section 2 introduces some basic notions of computer security largely developed within the technical domain, and in Section 2.2 we look at a well known model of how these systems are protected (the Swiss Cheese model [9]). In Section 3 we consider more closely the component-based architecture, and consider how well this architectural model copes with introducing people as components. The security implications of this architectural model are presented in Section 3.3, together with a new diagrammatic representation of the model, and an attempt to adapt Reason’s Swiss Cheese model to socio-technical systems. A short discussion of socio-technical security policies is presented in Section 4, and we conclude in Section 5.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/1-84628-111-3_11
Uncontrolled keywords: security, computer-based systems, human factors
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:41 UTC
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