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Agile development of secure web applications

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DatePublished - 2006
Number of pages7
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A secure system is one that is protected against specific undesired outcomes.Delivering a secure system, and particularly a secure web application, is not easy.Integrating general-purpose information systems development methods withsecurity development activities could be a useful means to surmount thesedifficulties Agile processes, such as Extreme Programming, are of increasing interest insoftware development. Most significantly for web applications, agile processesencourage and embrace requirements change, which is a desirable characteristicfor web application development.In this paper, we present an agile process to deliver secure web applications.The contribution of the research is not the development of a new method or processthat addresses security concerns. Rather, we investigate general-purpose informationsystemdevelopment methods (e.g., Feature-Driven Development (FDD)) and mature security methods, namely risk analysis, and integrate them to address the development of secure web applications. The key features of our approach are(1) a process capable of dealing with the key challenges of web applicationsdevelopment, namely decreasing life-cycle times and frequently changing requirements; and (2) an iterative approach to risk analysis that integrates security design throughout the development process.

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