Fault trees for security system design and analysis

Phillip J. Brooke, Richard F. Paige

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The academic literature concerning fault tree analysis relates almost entirely to the design and development of safety-critical systems. This paper illustrates how similar techniques can be applied to the design and analysis of security-critical systems. The application of this technique is illustrated in an example inspired by a current public-key cryptosystem.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)256-264
Number of pages9
JournalComputers & Security
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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