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Integrated design framework for facilitating systems-theoretic process analysis. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
ALTAF, A., FAILY, S., DOGAN, H., THRON, E. and MYLONAS, A. 2022. Integrated design framework for facilitating systems-theoretic process analysis. In Katsikas, S., Lambrinoudakis, C., Cuppens, N. et al (eds.) Computer security: 26th European symposium on research in computer security (ESORICS 2021) international workshops: selected papers from 7th workshop on the security of industrial control systems of cyber-physical systems (CyberICPS 2021), co-located with SECPRE, ADIoT, SPOSE, CPS4CIP, CDT and SECOMANE, 4-8 October 2021, Darmstadt, Germany. Lecture notes in computer science (LNCS), 13106. Cham: Springer [online], pages 58-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95484-0_4

Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) helps mitigate identified safety hazards leading to unfortunate situations. Usually, a systematic step-by-step approach is followed by safety experts irrespective of any software based tool-support, but ident... Read More about Integrated design framework for facilitating systems-theoretic process analysis..

Cybersecurity user requirements analysis: the ECHO approach. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
KATOS, V., KI-ARIES, D., FAILY, S., GENCHEV, A., BOZHILOVA, M. and STOIANOV, N. 2022. Cybersecurity user requirements analysis: the ECHO approach. In: Shkarlet, S., Morozov, A., Palagin, A., Vinnikov, D., Stoianov, N., Zhelezniak, M. and Kazymyr, V. (eds.) Mathematical modeling and simulation of systems: selected papers from the proceedings of the 16th International scientific-practical conference on mathematical modeling and simulation of systems (MODS 2021), 28 June - 1 July 2021, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Lecture notes in networks and systems, 344. Cham: Springer [online], pages 405-421. Available from: https://link.springer.com/book/9783030899011

Cyber defense requires research and investment in advanced technological solution as well as in the development of effective methods and tools for identifying cyber threats and risks. This implies a need for a well-defined process for user requiremen... Read More about Cybersecurity user requirements analysis: the ECHO approach..

Use-case informed task analysis for secure and usable design solutions in rail. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
ALTAF, A., FAILY, S., DOGAN, H., MYLONAS, A. and THRON, E. 2021. Use-case informed task analysis for secure and usable design solutions in rail. In Percia, D.D., Mermoud, A. and Maillart, T. (eds.). Critical information infrastructures security: revised selected papers of 16th international conference on Critical information infrastructures security 2021 (CRITIS 2021), 27-29 September 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland. Lecture notes in computer science, 13139. Cham: Springer [online], pages 168-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93200-8_10

Meeting secure and usable design goals needs the combined effort of safety, security and human factors experts. Human factors experts rely on a combination of cognitive and hierarchical task analysis techniques to support their work. We present an ap... Read More about Use-case informed task analysis for secure and usable design solutions in rail..

Identifying implicit vulnerabilities through personas as goal models. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., IACOB, C., ALI, R. and KI-ARIES, D. 2020. Identifying implicit vulnerabilities through personas as goal models. In Katsikas, S., Cuppens, F., Cuppens, N., Lambrinoudakis, C., Kalloniatis, C., Mylopoulos, J., Antón, A., Gritzalis, S., Meng, W. and Furnell, S. (eds.) Computer security: ESORICS 2020 international workshops, CyberICPS, SECPRE, and ADIoT: revised selected papers from the 4th International workshop on security and privacy requirements engineering (SECPRE 2020), co-located with the 25th European symposium on research in computer security (ESORICS 2020), 14-18 September 2020, Guildford, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 12501. Cham: Springer [online], pages 185-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64330-0_12

When used in requirements processes and tools, personas have the potential to identify vulnerabilities resulting from misalignment between user expectations and system goals. Typically, however, this potential is unfulfilled as personas and system go... Read More about Identifying implicit vulnerabilities through personas as goal models..

Contextualisation of data flow diagrams for security analysis. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., SCANDARIATO, R., SHOSTACK, A., SION, L. and KI-ARIES, D. 2020. Contextualisation of data flow diagrams for security analysis. In Eades, H. III and Gadyatskaya, O. (eds.) Graphical models for security: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 7th International workshop on graphical models for security (GraMSec 2020), 22 June 2020, Boston, USA. Lecture notes in computer science, 12419. Cham: Springer [online], pages 186-197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62230-5_10

Data flow diagrams (DFDs) are popular for sketching systems for subsequent threat modelling. Their limited semantics make reasoning about them difficult, but enriching them endangers their simplicity and subsequent ease of take up. We present an appr... Read More about Contextualisation of data flow diagrams for security analysis..

The impact of undergraduate mentorship on student satisfaction and engagement, teamwork performance, and team dysfunction in a software engineering group project. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
IACOB, C. and FAILY, S. 2020. The impact of undergraduate mentorship on student satisfaction and engagement, teamwork performance, and team dysfunction in a software engineering group project. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE 2020), 11-14 March 2020, Portland, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 128-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3328778.3366835

Mentorship schemes in software engineering education usually involve professional software engineers guiding and advising teams of undergraduate students working collaboratively to develop a software system. With or without mentorship, teams run the... Read More about The impact of undergraduate mentorship on student satisfaction and engagement, teamwork performance, and team dysfunction in a software engineering group project..

Identifying safety and human factors issues in rail using IRIS and CAIRIS. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ALTAF, A., FAILY, S., DOGAN, H., MYLONAS, A. and THRON, E. 2020. Identifying safety and human factors issues in rail using IRIS and CAIRIS. In Katsikas, S., Cuppens, F., Cuppens, N., Lambrinoudakis, C., Kalloniatis, C., Mylopoulos, J., Antón, A., Gritzalis, S., Pallas, F., Pohle, J., Sasse, A., Meng, W., Furnell, S. and Garcia-Alfaro, J. (eds.) Computer security: ESORICS 2019 international workshops, CyberICPS, SECPRE, SPOSE and ADIoT: revised selected papers from the 5th Workshop on security of industrial control systems and cyber-physical systems (CyberICPS 2019), co-located with the 24th European symposium on research in computer security (ESORICS 2019), 26-27 September 2019, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Lecture notes in computer science, 11980. Cham: Springer [online], pages 98-107. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42048-2_7

Security, safety and human factors engineering techniques are largely disconnected although the concepts are interlinked. We present a tool-supported approach based on the Integrating Requirements and Information Security (IRIS) framework using Compu... Read More about Identifying safety and human factors issues in rail using IRIS and CAIRIS..

Implementing GDPR in the Charity Sector: A Case Study (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HENRIKSEN-BULMER, J., FAILY, S. and JEARY, S. 2019. Implementing GDPR in the charity sector: a case study. In Kosta, E., Pierson, J., Slamanig, D., Fischer-Hübner, S. and Krenn, S. (eds.) Privacy and identity management: fairness, accountability and transparency in the age of Big Data: revised selected papers from the 13th International Federation for Information Processing Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6, Special Interest Group 9.2.2 international summer school (IFIP Summer School 2018), 20-24 August 2018, Vienna, Austria. IFIP advances in information and communication technology, 547. Cham: Springer [online], pages 173-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16744-8_12

Due to their organisational characteristics, many charities are poorly prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We present an exemplar process for implementing GDPR and the DPIA Data Wheel, a DPIA framework devised as part of the c... Read More about Implementing GDPR in the Charity Sector: A Case Study.

Rationalising decision-making about risk: a normative approach. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
M'MANGA, A., FAILY, S., MCALANEY, J. and WILLIAMS, C. 2018. Rationalising decision-making about risk: a normative approach. In Clarke, N.L. and Furnell, S.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International symposium on human aspects of information security and assurance (HAISA 2018), 29-31 August 2018, Dundee, UK. Plymouth: University of Plymouth, pages 263-271. Hosted on the CSCAN Archive [online]. Available from: https://www.cscan.org/?page=openaccess&eid=20&id=395

Techniques for determining and applying security decisions typically follow risk-based analytical approaches where alternative options are put forward and weighed in accordance to risk severity metrics based on goals and context. The reasoning or val... Read More about Rationalising decision-making about risk: a normative approach..

Assessing system of systems security risk and requirements with OASoSIS. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
KI-ARIES, D., FAILY, S., DOGAN, H. and WILLIAMS, C. 2018. Assessing system of systems security risk and requirements with OASoSIS. In Beckers, K., Faily, S., Lee, S.-W. and Mead, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International workshop on evolving security and privacy requirements engineering (ESPRE 2018), 20 August 2018, Banff, Canada. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], pages 14-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ESPRE.2018.00009

When independent systems come together as a System of Systems (SoS) to achieve a new purpose, dealing with requirements conflicts across systems becomes a challenge. Moreover, assessing and modelling security risk for independent systems and the SoS... Read More about Assessing system of systems security risk and requirements with OASoSIS..