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Here's Johnny: a methodology for developing attacker personas.

Atzeni, Andrea; Cameroni, Cesare; Faily, Shamal; Lyle, John; Fléchais, Ivan

Authors

Andrea Atzeni

Cesare Cameroni

John Lyle

Ivan Fléchais



Abstract

The adversarial element is an intrinsic part of the design of secure systems, but our assumptions about attackers and threat is often limited or stereotypical. Although there has been previous work on applying User-Centered Design on Persona development to build personas for possible attackers, such work is only speculative and fails to build upon recent research. This paper presents an approach for developing Attacker Personas which is both grounded and validated by structured data about attackers. We describe a case study example where the personas were developed and used to support the development of a Context of Use description for the EU FP7 webinos project.

Citation

ATZENI, A., CAMERONI, C., FAILY, S., LYLE, J. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2011. Here's Johnny: a methodology for developing attacker personas. In Proceedings of the 6th International conference on availability, reliability and security (ARES 2011), 22-26 Aug 2011, Vienna, Austria. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], pages 722-727. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ARES.2011.115

Conference Name 6th International conference on availability, reliability and security (ARES 2011)
Conference Location Vienna, Austria
Start Date Aug 22, 2011
End Date Aug 26, 2011
Acceptance Date Aug 22, 2011
Online Publication Date Oct 17, 2011
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Dec 8, 2021
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Pages 722-727
ISBN 9781457709791
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ares.2011.115
Keywords User personas; Systems security; Security risk analysis; Attack tree; Hacking; Penetration testing; Toulmin model; Software engineering
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1437195

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