Issues affecting Security Design Pattern engineering

Jan de Muijnck-Hughes, Ishbel Mary Macdonald Duncan

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Security Design Patterns present the tried and tested design decisions made by security engineers within a well documented format. Patterns allow for complex security concepts, and mechanisms, to be expressed such that non domain experts can make use of them. Our research is concerned with the development of pattern languages for advanced crypto-systems. From our experience developing pattern languages we have encountered several recurring issues within security design pattern engineering. These issues, if not addressed, will affect the adoption of security design patterns. This paper describes these issues and discusses how they could be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Cyberpatterns
Subtitle of host publicationUnifying Design Patterns with Security, Attack and Forensic Patterns
PublisherOxford Brookes University
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2013
EventCyberpatterns 2013 - The Cosener's Hosue, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 20139 Jul 2013


WorkshopCyberpatterns 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityAbingdon, Oxfordshire
Internet address


  • Security
  • Design patterns
  • Security patterns
  • Pattern engineering
  • Software engineering


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