|Scenario-based Evaluation of Software Architecture Styles from the Security Viewpoint|
Section:Research Paper, Product Type: Journal Paper
Volume-4 , Issue-4 , Page no. 95-101, Apr-2016
Online published on Apr 25, 2016
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IEEE Style Citation: GHOLAMREZA SHAHMOHAMMADI, “Scenario-based Evaluation of Software Architecture Styles from the Security Viewpoint”, International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Vol.4(4), pp.95-101, 2016.
MLA Style Citation: GHOLAMREZA SHAHMOHAMMADI "Scenario-based Evaluation of Software Architecture Styles from the Security Viewpoint." International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering 4.4 (2016): 95-101.
APA Style Citation: GHOLAMREZA SHAHMOHAMMADI, (2016). Scenario-based Evaluation of Software Architecture Styles from the Security Viewpoint. International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering, 4(4), 95-101.
|By increasing the use of distributed systems and increasing software attacks, software security is considered very important and treated as an active research area. Security is usually taken into account after design and implementation of the system, whereas like other quality attributes, it must be considered from the beginning of the process of building software, such as architectural design. Considering 1) the long-term effects of design stage decisions on final software product, 2) one of the important design decisions, is selection of suitable software architecture style, and 3) the quantitative impact of software architecture style on quality attributes, especially security, has not been investigated, the aim of this research is quantification of the impact of architectural styles on security quality attribute. This study aims at evaluating the software architectural styles from the viewpoint of the security quality attribute based on scenario-based evaluation method. In this study, by presenting security scenarios, the architectural styles are evaluated from the perspective of security. Then architectural styles are ranked based on the results of the evaluation and importance of scenarios using Analytical Hierarchy Process, in terms of supporting software security. The most important contribution of this paper is to propose an approach to select the software architecture style in which security attribute plays a major role.|
|Key-Words / Index Term :|
|Security; Scenario-based Evaluation; Software Architecture Styles|
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