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Misuse Cases: Use Cases with Hostile Intent
January/February 2003 (vol. 20 no. 1)
pp. 58-66

A misuse case is the negative form of a use case; it documents a negative scenario. Its actor is an agent with hostile intent toward the system under design. The relationships between use and misuse cases document threats and their mitigations. Use- and misuse-case diagrams (shown in the article) are valuable in threat and hazard analysis, system design, eliciting requirements, and generating test cases.

Citation:
Ian Alexander, "Misuse Cases: Use Cases with Hostile Intent," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 58-66, Jan.-Feb. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1159030
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