Security and Usability

The Classics--groundbreaking papers that sparked the field of security and usability. This book is expected to start an avalanche of discussion, new ideas, and further advances in this important field.

Security and Usability

Human factors and usability issues have traditionally played a limited role in security research and secure systems development. Security experts have largely ignored usability issues--both because they often failed to recognize the importance of human factors and because they lacked the expertise to address them. But there is a growing recognition that today's security problems can be solved only by addressing issues of usability and human factors. Increasingly, well-publicized security breaches are attributed to human errors that might have been prevented through more usable software. Indeed, the world's future cyber-security depends upon the deployment of security technology that can be broadly used by untrained computer users. Still, many people believe there is an inherent tradeoff between computer security and usability. It's true that a computer without passwords is usable, but not very secure. A computer that makes you authenticate every five minutes with a password and a fresh drop of blood might be very secure, but nobody would use it. Clearly, people need computers, and if they can't use one that's secure, they'll use one that isn't. Unfortunately, unsecured systems aren't usable for long, either. They get hacked, compromised, and otherwise rendered useless. There is increasing agreement that we need to design secure systems that people can actually use, but less agreement about how to reach this goal. Security & Usability is the first book-length work describing the current state of the art in this emerging field. Edited by security experts Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor and Dr. Simson Garfinkel, and authored by cutting-edge security and human-computerinteraction (HCI) researchers world-wide, this volume is expected to become both a classic reference and an inspiration for future research. Security & Usability groups 34 essays into six parts: Realigning Usability and Security---with careful attention to user-centered design principles, security and usability can be synergistic. Authentication Mechanisms-- techniques for identifying and authenticating computer users. Secure Systems--how system software can deliver or destroy a secure user experience. Privacy and Anonymity Systems--methods for allowing people to control the release of personal information. Commercializing Usability: The Vendor Perspective--specific experiences of security and software vendors (e.g.,IBM, Microsoft, Lotus, Firefox, and Zone Labs) in addressing usability. The Classics--groundbreaking papers that sparked the field of security and usability. This book is expected to start an avalanche of discussion, new ideas, and further advances in this important field.

Designing Secure Systems

An additional edge may involve external partners who are involved in the system, such as supply or distribution partners, a single building within a secure facility, or external authentication, analysis, or other software services.

Designing Secure Systems

Modern systems are an intertwined mesh of human process, physical security, and technology. Attackers are aware of this, commonly leveraging a weakness in one form of security to gain control over an otherwise protected operation. To expose these weaknesses, we need a single unified model that can be used to describe all aspects of the system on equal terms. Designing Secure Systems takes a theory-based approach to concepts underlying all forms of systems – from padlocks, to phishing, to enterprise software architecture. We discuss how weakness in one part of a system creates vulnerability in another, all the while applying standards and frameworks used in the cybersecurity world. Our goal: to analyze the security of the entire system – including people, processes, and technology – using a single model. We begin by describing the core concepts of access, authorization, authentication, and exploitation. We then break authorization down into five interrelated components and describe how these aspects apply to physical, human process, and cybersecurity. Lastly, we discuss how to operate a secure system based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) concepts of "identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover." Other topics covered in this book include the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD), MITRE Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

Software Engineering for Secure Systems Industrial and Research Perspectives

practices that surround a given system, leading to improvements in acceptance rates. Consideringestablished software development practices, best design practice (Anderson, 2001) stresses that features such as security should be designed ...

Software Engineering for Secure Systems  Industrial and Research Perspectives

"This book provides coverage of recent advances in the area of secure software engineering that address the various stages of the development process from requirements to design to testing to implementation"--Provided by publisher.

Designing Usable and Secure Software with IRIS and CAIRIS

1.4 Growing Interests in Usable Security There is mounting evidence that the design of usable and secure systems is worthy of specific attention. The US Department of Homeland Security ranked usable security as one of the top ...

Designing Usable and Secure Software with IRIS and CAIRIS

Everyone expects the products and services they use to be secure, but 'building security in' at the earliest stages of a system's design also means designing for use as well. Software that is unusable to end-users and unwieldy to developers and administrators may be insecure as errors and violations may expose exploitable vulnerabilities. This book shows how practitioners and researchers can build both security and usability into the design of systems. It introduces the IRIS framework and the open source CAIRIS platform that can guide the specification of secure and usable software. It also illustrates how IRIS and CAIRIS can complement techniques from User Experience, Security Engineering and Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ways that allow security to be addressed at different stages of the software lifecycle without disruption. Real-world examples are provided of the techniques and processes illustrated in this book, making this text a resource for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.

Software Engineering

In this section , I focus primarily on issues of system design , because this topic is not given the attention it deserves in computer security books . ... Good practice — what is accepted good practice when designing secure systems ?

Software Engineering

SOMMERVILLE Software Engineering 8 The eighth edition of the best-selling introduction to software engineering is now updated with three new chapters on state-of-the-art topics. New chapters in the 8th edition O Security engineering, showing youhow you can design software to resist attacks and recover from damage; O Service-oriented software engineering, explaininghow reusable web services can be used to develop new applications; O Aspect-oriented software development, introducing new techniques based on the separation of concerns. Key features O Includes the latest developments in software engineering theory and practice, integrated with relevant aspects of systems engineering. O Extensive coverage ofagile methods andreuse. O Integrated coverage of system safety, security and reliability - illustrating best practice in developing critical systems. O Two running case studies (an information system and a control system) illuminate different stages of thesoftware lifecycle. Online resources Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/sommerville to access a full range of resources for students and instructors. In addition, a rich collection of resources including links to other web sites, teaching material on related courses and additional chapters is available at http: //www.software-engin.com. IAN SOMMERVILLE is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Building Secure and Reliable Systems

In this book, experts from Google share best practices to help your organization design scalable and reliable systems that are fundamentally secure.

Building Secure and Reliable Systems

Can a system be considered truly reliable if it isn't fundamentally secure? Or can it be considered secure if it's unreliable? Security is crucial to the design and operation of scalable systems in production, as it plays an important part in product quality, performance, and availability. In this book, experts from Google share best practices to help your organization design scalable and reliable systems that are fundamentally secure. Two previous O’Reilly books from Google—Site Reliability Engineering and The Site Reliability Workbook—demonstrated how and why a commitment to the entire service lifecycle enables organizations to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain software systems. In this latest guide, the authors offer insights into system design, implementation, and maintenance from practitioners who specialize in security and reliability. They also discuss how building and adopting their recommended best practices requires a culture that’s supportive of such change. You’ll learn about secure and reliable systems through: Design strategies Recommendations for coding, testing, and debugging practices Strategies to prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents Cultural best practices that help teams across your organization collaborate effectively

Secure Systems Development with UML

Using UMLsec and goal - trees for secure systems development . In Lamont et al ( LHPP02 ] , pages 1026-1031 . ... In First International Workshop on Views On Designing Complex Architectures ( VODCA 2004 ) , Bertinoro , 2004 .

Secure Systems Development with UML

The extension UMLsec of the Unified Modeling Language for secure systems development is presented in this text. The book is written in a way which keeps the first part accessible to anyone with a basic background on object-oriented systems. The second part covers the mathematical tools needed to use the UMLsec approach to verify UML specifications against security requirements. It can also be used as part of a general course on applying UML or on computer security. A practically relevant example is used throughout the book to demonstrate the presented methods.

Secure by Design

This, in turn, leads to the conclusion that all contemporary and well-established design practices that promote the resilience and stability of a system are also beneficial to use when designing secure systems.

Secure by Design

As a developer, you need to build software in a secure way. But you can't spend all your time focusing on security. The answer is to use good design principles, tools, and mindsets that make security an implicit result - it's secure by design. Secure by Design teaches developers how to use design to drive security in software development. This book is full of patterns, best practices, and mindsets that you can directly apply to your real world development. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

The Human Computer Interaction Handbook

Attacking information visualization system usability: Overloading and deceiving the human. ... In L. Cranor & S. Garfinkel (Eds.), Security and usability: Designing secure systems that people can use (pp. 175–198).

The Human Computer Interaction Handbook

This second edition of The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook provides an updated, comprehensive overview of the most important research in the field, including insights that are directly applicable throughout the process of developing effective interactive information technologies. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific

Advancing Computational Intelligence Techniques for Security Systems Design

Security models form an important concept when designing secure systems. Security policies are implemented using security models. Security models are represented mathematically or analytically and then incorporated into system ...

Advancing Computational Intelligence Techniques for Security Systems Design

Security systems have become an integral part of the building and large complex setups, and intervention of the computational intelligence (CI) paradigm plays an important role in security system architecture. This book covers both theoretical contributions and practical applications in security system design by applying the Internet of Things (IoT) and CI. It further explains the application of IoT in the design of modern security systems and how IoT blended with computational intel- ligence can make any security system improved and realizable. Key features: Focuses on the computational intelligence techniques of security system design Covers applications and algorithms of discussed computational intelligence techniques Includes convergence-based and enterprise integrated security systems with their applications Explains emerging laws, policies, and tools affecting the landscape of cyber security Discusses application of sensors toward the design of security systems This book will be useful for graduate students and researchers in electrical, computer engineering, security system design and engineering.

Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures

722–727). IEEE. Balfanz, D., Durfee, G., & Smetters, D. (2005). Making the impossible easy: Usable PKI. In Security and Usability: Designing Secure Systems that People Can Use (pp. 319–334). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. BONDI. (n.d.).

Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures

With the constant stream of emails, social networks, and online bank accounts, technology has become a pervasive part of our everyday lives, making the security of these information systems an essential requirement for both users and service providers. Architectures and Protocols for Secure Information Technology Infrastructures investigates different protocols and architectures that can be used to design, create, and develop security infrastructures by highlighting recent advances, trends, and contributions to the building blocks for solving security issues. This book is essential for researchers, engineers, and professionals interested in exploring recent advances in ICT security.

Designing for Privacy and its Legal Framework

SSLand TLS: Designing and Building Secure Systems. Boston: Addison-Wesley. Rivest, R., Shamir, A. & Adleman, L. (1978). A Method for Obtaining Digital Signatures and Public-Key Cryptosystems. Communications of the ACM, 21 (2), 120-126.

Designing for Privacy and its Legal Framework

This book discusses the implementation of privacy by design in Europe, a principle that has been codified within the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While privacy by design inspires hope for future privacy-sensitive designs, it also introduces the need for a common understanding of the legal and technical concepts of privacy and data protection. By pursuing an interdisciplinary approach and comparing the problem definitions and objectives of both disciplines, this book bridges the gap between the legal and technical fields in order to enhance the regulatory and academic discourse. The research presented reveals the scope of legal principles and technical tools for privacy protection, and shows that the concept of privacy by design goes beyond the principle of the GDPR. The book presents an analysis of how current regulations delegate the implementation of technical privacy and data protection measures to developers and describes how policy design must evolve in order to implement privacy by design and default principles.

How to Cheat at Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

When you receive a new workstation from a major manufacturer, you'll often find that the operating system has been ... When designing secure systems, one of your goals should be to minimize the potential avenues of attack that a hacker ...

How to Cheat at Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority. While considering the security needs of your organiztion, you need to balance the human and the technical in order to create the best security design for your organization. Securing a Windows Server 2003 enterprise network is hardly a small undertaking, but it becomes quite manageable if you approach it in an organized and systematic way. This includes configuring software, services, and protocols to meet an organization’s security needs. * The Perfect Guide if "System Administrator is NOT your primary job function * Avoid "time drains" configuring the many different security standards built into Windows 2003 * Secure VPN and Extranet Communications

MCSE Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network Exam 70 298

Put simply, an attack vector is the exploit that a malicious user uses to gain access to a system, whether it's through guessing weak passwords or using a buffer overflow attack against an unpatched system.When designing secure systems, ...

MCSE Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network  Exam 70 298

MCSE Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (Exam 70-298) Study Guide and DVD Training System is a one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of the official Microsoft 70-298 exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to pass the exam on your first try: DVD Provides a "Virtual Classroom": Get the benefits of instructor led training at a fraction of the cost and hassle Guaranteed Coverage of All Exam Objectives: If the topic is listed in Microsoft's Exam 70-298 objectives, it is covered here Fully Integrated Learning: This system includes a study guide, DVD training and Web-based practice exams

Systems Analysis and Design People Processes and Projects

Designing Secure Systems That People Can Use, 209–234. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media. Salvaneschi, P. 2005a. The quality matrix: A management tool for software quality evaluation. In Peter Kokol (ed.) ...

Systems Analysis and Design  People  Processes  and Projects

For the last two decades, IS researchers have conducted empirical studies leading to a better understanding of the impact of Systems Analysis and Design methods in business, managerial, and cultural contexts. SA&D research has established a balanced focus not only on technical issues, but also on organizational and social issues in the information society..This volume presents the very latest, state-of-the-art research by well-known figures in the field. The chapters are grouped into three categories: techniques, methodologies, and approaches.

Distributed Systems

7.1.3 Designing secure systems Immense strides have been made in recent years in the development of cryptographic techniques and their application , yet the design of secure systems remains an inherently difficult task .

Distributed Systems

Provides a broad and up-to-date account of the principles and practice of distributed system design.

Developing and Evaluating Security Aware Software Systems

Therefore, the method can be applied to various systems and adapt it to specific evaluation needs. ... lessons informing future efforts to integrate Security, Usability, and Requirements Engineering techniques for secure system design.

Developing and Evaluating Security Aware Software Systems

"This book provides innovative ideas and methods on the development, operation, and maintenance of secure software systems and highlights the construction of a functional software system and a secure system simultaneously"--Provided by publisher.

Designing Secure Systems

Designing Secure Systems


Optimizing Information Security and Advancing Privacy Assurance New Technologies

security design methods. ... for Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) packages and applications; rather focusing on designing secure systems. ... The development of amethod to design and implement secure systems is another research area.

Optimizing Information Security and Advancing Privacy Assurance  New Technologies

"This book reviews issues and trends in security and privacy at an individual user level, as well as within global enterprises, covering enforcement of existing security technologies, factors driving their use, and goals for ensuring the continued security of information systems"--Provided by publisher.