A survey of approaches to adaptive application security

Ahmed Elkhodary, Jon Whittle

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Abstract

Adaptive systems dynamically change their behavior or structure at runtime to respond to environmental changes. This paper considers one class of adaptive systems - those that adapt application-level security mechanisms. Nowadays, adaptive software security is gaining greater attention as a way to balance the tradeoff between systems security and IT infrastructure overhead. Several adaptive security systems have been developed recently supporting hardware-level to application-level reconfiguration. This paper surveys four adaptive application-level security systems and evaluates them in terms of how well they support critical security services (i.e. authentication, authorization, and tolerance) and what level of adaptation they achieve. Based on our evaluation results, we provide recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems 2007 - Minneapolis, United States of America
Duration: 20 May 200726 May 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: International Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2007

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems 2007
Abbreviated titleSEAMS'07
CountryUnited States of America
CityMinneapolis
Period20/05/0726/05/07

Cite this

Elkhodary, A., & Whittle, J. (2007). A survey of approaches to adaptive application security. In Proceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: International Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2007 [4228616] (Proceedings - ICSE 2007 Workshops: International Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAMS.2007.2