System security requirements analysis: A smart grid case study

Nauman Zafar, Edin Arnautovic, Ali Diabat, Davor Svetinovic

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    One of the main concerns in development and operation of mission-critical systems is system security. It is of critical importance to properly specify and implement system security requirements. In this paper, we apply a system security requirements analysis method to elicit, specify, categorize, and prioritize the system security requirements on the smart grid as a complex system-of-systems case study. In particular, we apply the Security Quality Requirements Engineering (SQUARE) method as a representative system security requirements analysis method. The main contributions of this research are the smart grid customer domain security requirements specification and its analysis from the system-of-systems perspective. We elicited a large proportion of system and system-of-systems vulnerabilities and requirements, and used them to specify secure smart grid intersystem interactions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)77-88
    Number of pages12
    JournalSystems Engineering
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

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    Keywords

    • smart grid
    • system-of-systems security requirements analysis

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    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    System security requirements analysis : A smart grid case study. / Zafar, Nauman; Arnautovic, Edin; Diabat, Ali; Svetinovic, Davor.

    In: Systems Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.03.2014, p. 77-88.

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    Zafar, Nauman ; Arnautovic, Edin ; Diabat, Ali ; Svetinovic, Davor. / System security requirements analysis : A smart grid case study. In: Systems Engineering. 2014 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 77-88.
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