New Approach Targeting Security Patterns Development and Deployment

Azzam Mourad, Hadi Otrok, Lama Baajour

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In this paper, we address the problems related to the applicability and usability of security patterns. In this context, we propose a new approach based on aspect-oriented programming (AOP) for security patterns development, specification and deployment. Our approach allows the security experts to deliver their security patterns that describe the steps and actions required for security solutions, including detailed information on how and where to integrate each one. It also provides the pattern users with the capabilities to deploy well-defined security solutions. The pattern users are required to have knowledge in AOP with minimal expertise in the corresponding security solution domain. Moreover, we design and implement the RBAC (Role Based Access Control) model for a Library Circulation system called RBAC-LB. The elaborated RBAC-LB model illustrates all the procedures and mechanisms of the approach phases and provides authentication/access control features for the library system.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
JournalInformation Security Journal
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • AOP
  • Information Security
  • RBAC
  • security patterns


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