Journal of Computer Science

DEPENDABILITY ATTRIBUTES FOR INCREASED SECURITY IN COMPONENT-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Hasan Kahtan, Nordin Abu Bakar and Rosmawati Nordin

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1298.1306

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 7

Pages 1298-1306

Abstract

Existing software applications become increasingly distributed as their continuity and lifetimes are lengthened; consequently, the users’ dependence on these applications is increased. The security of these applications has become a primary concern in their design, construction and evolution. Thus, these applications give rise to major concerns on the capability of the current development approach to develop secure systems. Component-Based Software Development (CBSD) is a software engineering approach. CBSD has been successfully applied in many domains. However, the CBSD capability to develop secure software applications is lacking to date. This study is an extension of the previous study on the challenges of the security features in CBSD models. Therefore, this study proposes a solution to the lack of security in CBSD models by highlighting the attributes that must be embedded into the CBSD process. A thorough analysis of existing studies is conducted to investigate the related software security attributes. The outcome analysis is beneficial for industries, such as software development companies, as well as for academic institutions. The analysis also serves as a baseline reference for companies that develop component-based software.

Copyright

© 2014 Hasan Kahtan, Nordin Abu Bakar and Rosmawati Nordin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.