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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2003 vol. 20)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 58-66
<p>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.</p>

I. Alexander, "Misuse Cases: Use Cases with Hostile Intent," in IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. , pp. 58-66, 2003.
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