2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2009)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 5, 2009 to Jan. 8, 2009
The use of formal methods has long been advocated in the development of secure systems. Yet, methods for deriving design from requirements that guarantee retention of the intended security properties remain largely unrealized on a repeatable and consistent basis. We present the FADES (Formal Analysis and Design approach for Engineering Security) that integrates KAOS (Knowledge Acquisition in autOmated Specifications) with the B specification language to derive security design specifications and further implementation from security requirements. We demonstrate the capability of the approach to handle changes to security requirements by introducing corrective changes to the security requirements of a case study, the spy network system. The objective is to bridge the gap between formal requirements and design for security requirements. Our initial results show promise with FADES in preserving security properties and detecting security vulnerabilities early during requirements. Encouraged by these, we are more quantitatively assessing the FADES capabilities.
S. El-Kassas, R. Hassan, M. Hinchey and S. Bohner, "Integrating Formal Analysis and Design to Preserve Security Properties," 2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 1899, pp. 1-10.