Chapter 5

Adaptive Security for Software Systems

M. Abdelrazek; J. Grundy; A. Ibrahim    Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


With continuously changing operational and business needs, system security is one of the key system capabilities that need to be updated as well. Most security engineering efforts focus on engineering security requirements of software systems at design time and existing adaptive security engineering efforts require complex design-time preparation. In this chapter we discuss the needs for adaptive software security, and key efforts in this area. We then introduce a new runtime adaptive security engineering approach, which enables adapting software security capabilities at runtime based on new security ...

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