Verifying implementation of security design patterns using a test template

Masatoshi Yoshizawa, Takanori Kobashi, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Takao Okubo, Haruhiko Kaiya, Nobukazu Yoshioka

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    Abstract

    Although security patterns contain security expert knowledge to support software developers, these patterns may be inappropriately applied because most developers are not security specialists, leading to threats and vulnerabilities. Here we propose a validation method for security design patterns in the implementation phase of software development. Our method creates a test template from a security design pattern, which consists of the 'aspect test template' to observe the internal processing and the 'test case template'. Providing design information creates a test from the test template. Because a test template is recyclable, it can create easily a test, which can validate the security design patterns. As a case study, we applied our method to a web system. The result shows that our method can test repetition in the early stage of implementation, verify pattern applications, and assess whether vulnerabilities are resolved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages178-183
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781479942237
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 9
    Event9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014 - Fribourg
    Duration: 2014 Sep 82014 Sep 12

    Other

    Other9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014
    CityFribourg
    Period14/9/814/9/12

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    Keywords

    • Aspect-oriented programming
    • Model-based testing
    • Security patterns
    • Test-driven development

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

    Cite this

    Yoshizawa, M., Kobashi, T., Washizaki, H., Fukazawa, Y., Okubo, T., Kaiya, H., & Yoshioka, N. (2014). Verifying implementation of security design patterns using a test template. In Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014 (pp. 178-183). [6980280] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ARES.2014.31