Deriving and Formalising Safety and Security Requirements for Control Systems

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List of Authors: Elena Troubitsyna, Inna Vistbakka
Editors: Barbara Gallina, Amund Skavhaug, Friedemann Bitsch
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security 37th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2018, Västerås, Sweden, September 19-21, 2018, Proceedings
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume number: 11093
Start page: 107
End page: 122
ISBN: 978-3-319-99129-0
eISBN: 978-3-319-99130-6
ISSN: 0302-9743


Safety-critical control systems become increasingly open and interconnected. However, there is still a lack of the techniques that enable an integrated analysis of safety and security requirements. In this paper, we propose an approach that allows the designers to derive and formalise safety and security requirements in a structured systematic way. To elicit both types of the requirements, we adapt and integrate traditional safety and security analysis techniques. To formally specify and verify them, we rely on Event-B framework. The framework allows us to develop a complex specification of system behaviour in presence of both accidental faults and security attacks and analyse mutual interdependencies between safety and security requirements.


Data flow, Event-B, Formal modelling, Refinement, Safety analysis, safety-critical systems

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