Accession Number:

ADA416782

Title:

A Survey of Techniques for Security Architecture Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION SALISBURY (AUSTRALIA) INFO SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This technical report is a survey of existing techniques which could potentially be used in the analysis of security architectures. The report has been structured to section the analysis process over three phases the capture of a specific architecture in a suitable representation, discovering attacks on the captured architecture, and then assessing and comparing different security architectures. Each technique presented in this report has been recognised as being potentially useful for one phase of the analysis. By presenting a set of potentially useful techniques, it is hoped that designers and decision-makers involved in the development and maintenance of security architectures will be able to develop a more complete, justified and usable methodology other than those currently being used to perform analyses.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE