Security and business risks from early design of web-based systems

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This paper presents a systematic approach for the automated assessment of security and business risks of web-based systems at the early design stage. The approach combines risk concepts in reliability engineering with heuristics using characteristics of software and hardware deployment design to estimate security and business risks of the system to be developed. It provides a mechanism that can help locate high-risk software components. We discuss limitations of the approach and give an illustration in an industrial engineering and businessto- business domain using a case study of a web-based material requirements planning system for a manufacturing enterprise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008


  • Business risks
  • Internet-based system
  • Software architecture
  • Software risk assessment
  • Software security


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