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Diagnosing runtime violations of security and dependability properties

Tsigkritis, Theocharis (2010). Diagnosing runtime violations of security and dependability properties. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)


Monitoring the preservation of security and dependability (S&D) properties of complex software systems is widely accepted as a necessity. Basic monitoring can detect violations but does not always provide sufficient information for deciding what the appropriate response to a violation is. Such decisions often require additional diagnostic information that explains why a violation has occurred and can, therefore, indicate what would be an appropriate response action to it. In this thesis, we describe a diagnostic procedure for generating explanations of violations of S&D properties developed as extension of a runtime monitoring framewoek, called EVEREST. The procedure is based on a combination of abductive and evidential reasoning about violations of S&D properties which are expressed in Event Calculus.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: © 2010 Theocharis Tsigkritis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
School of Science & Technology > School of Science & Technology Doctoral Theses
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