Journal of Computer Science

AWARENESS OF EMBEDDING SECURITY FEATURES INTO COMPONENT-BASED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MODEL: A SURVEY

Hasan Kahtan, Nordin Abu Bakar and Rosmawati Nordin

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1411.1417

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 8

Pages 1411-1417

Abstract

Current applications and systems contain the software components as the basic elements and Component Based Software Development (CBSD) has been successful in building applications and systems. However, the security of CBSD for the software component is still lacking. This study highlights the results of a survey pertaining to the embedding of security features in the CBSD process. The main objective of this survey is to investigate the awareness of embedding security features in the CBSD process in the Malaysian context. For this purpose, experts from industry as well as from the academic community were interviewed. Moreover, an online survey was formulated and e-mailed to the experts and potential candidates. The results show that the embedding of security features in the software lifecycle is crucial because the incorporation of security activities in CBSD will minimize vulnerabilities in the software system, thus reducing system cost.

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.