SSE Project: Software Engineering Project for Security and Safety

Toward a safe and secure software configuration

Project Outline

The security of information systems has serious implications for modern society, as exemplified by the risks of information leakage and unauthorized access seen in recent years. Compared to other types of products and infrastructures, technologies designed to improve the security of information systems have yet to reach the stage where they are adequate, and a systematic methodology needs to be established based on theories for developing secure systems.

One of the features of security issues is that the scope of the issues to be considered is vast. Questions include, for instance, the types of potential threats (such as unauthorized access and viruses), the assets to be protected (including personal data and hardware resources) and technologies to enhance safety (such as encryption and access restrictions). All potential security threats must be identified to the extent possible, and a system designed and implemented to reliably eliminate these threats and bolster the security of information systems. In the complex systems that we have today, however, it is never easy to list all the issues to be considered and provide comprehensive measures to deal with the threats that have been identified.

With the aim of establishing software engineering technologies to resolve these issues, the project explores the theoretical foundation and systematic methodologies.

Major partner organizations and members

National Institute of Informatics
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shinshu University
The University of Electro-Communications
Ritsumeikan University
University of Tsukuba
Waseda University
The Open University
Florida Atlantic University
The University of East London
Three enterprises in the private sector


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