Towards a Formal Approach to Analysing Security of Safety-Critical Systems

Inna Vistbakka, Elena Troubitsyna

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Since safety-critical control systems become increasingly interconnected, there is a clear need for the techniques that enable an integrated analysis of safety and security requirements. In this paper, we propose an integrated approach to systematically deriving and formalising safety and security requirements. To facilitate requirements elicitation, we propose to adapt and integrate traditional safety and security analysis techniques. To formally specify and verify the requirements, we rely on Event-B framework. By relying on refinement and proofs, the framework allows us to specify and verify system behaviour in presence of both accidental faults and security attacks and analyse mutual interdependencies between safety and security requirements.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publication14th European Dependable Computing Conference, EDCC 2018, Romania, September 10-14, 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8060-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8061-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Dependable Computing Conference, EDCC - 14th European Dependable Computing Conference, EDCC 2018
Duration: 10 Sept 201814 Sept 2018


ConferenceEuropean Dependable Computing Conference, EDCC


  • Data flow
  • Event-B
  • Formal modelling
  • Safety analysis
  • refinement
  • safety-critical systems
  • security

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