CyberSecurity in a DevOps Environment
Security Requirements Engineering
Security Requirements Engineering is a vital discipline that ensures the development of secure and resilient systems. It involves identifying, analyzing, and specifying security requirements to protect critical assets from potential threats and vulnerabilities.
This part of the book explores the recent state-of-the-art updates in taxonomies, and NLP methods applied to Security Requirements Engineering. We delve into the latest advancements and their practical implications in managing security requirements. Moreover, illustrative examples are provided to demonstrate how the methods can be effectively integrated to streamline the security requirement engineering process.
Prevention at Development Time
This part focuses on preventing vulnerabilities during the software development process, by providing first a survey of existing methods for vulnerability detection and response, followed by two novel approaches for security test generation and vulnerability identification in the source code, suitable for industrial systems. The three chapters included in this part are briefly summarized in the following.
Protection at Operations
Protection at operation involves implementing various techniques to enhance security and mitigate risks in real-time environments. Intrusion detection and anomaly detection are crucial components of protection at operations, aimed at identifying unauthorized or abnormal activities that may indicate security threats. These detections mechanisms utilize techniques such as complex event processing, which involves analyzing and correlating events in real-time to identify patterns and detect potential threats. Additionally, the concept of explainability plays a vital role in protection at operation by providing insights into the decision-making process of detection algorithms, helping security professionals understand and interpret the results. The combination of intrusion detection, anomaly detection, complex event processing, and explainability contributes to a comprehensive approach to ensure robust protection in operational environments.