Unifying Design Patterns with Security and Attack Patterns

  • Clive Blackwell
  • Hong Zhu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Pattern Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
  4. Introduction to Security Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. David Llewellyn-Jones, Qi Shi, Madjid Merabti
      Pages 73-84
    3. Alberto Schaeffer-Filho, Paul Smith, Andreas Mauthe, David Hutchison
      Pages 85-95
    4. Bo Zhou, David Llewellyn-Jones, David Lamb, Muhammad Asim, Qi Shi, Madjid Merabti
      Pages 97-105
  5. Introduction to Attack Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-109
    2. Noor-ul-hassan Shirazi, Alberto Schaeffer-Filho, David Hutchison
      Pages 125-134
    3. Nick Walker, Natalie Coull, Ian Ferguson, Allan Milne
      Pages 149-155
    4. Sergey Bratus, Julian Bangert, Alexandar Gabrovsky, Anna Shubina, Michael E. Locasto, Daniel Bilar
      Pages 157-171
  6. Socio-technical Aspects of Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-175
    2. Martin Ruskov, Paul Ekblom, M. Angela Sasse
      Pages 177-184
    3. Paul J. Kearney, David A. Sinclair, Sebastian Wagner
      Pages 185-197
    4. Shamal Faily, Simon Parkin, John Lyle
      Pages 199-209
  7. Pattern Recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-213
    2. Renato Cordeiro de Amorim, Peter Komisarczuk
      Pages 223-233
    3. Muhammad Asim, Bo Zhou, David Llewellyn-Jones, Qi Shi, Madjid Merabti
      Pages 235-245
  8. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Clive Blackwell, Hong Zhu
      Pages 259-264

About this book


Cyberpatterns are predictable regularities in cyberspace helping us to design and implement more effective and secure systems, and to detect and respond to breaches, failures and deficiencies in operational systems.

Cyberpatterns is in its infancy and there are many challenges including:

  • Developing a scientific foundation of pattern-oriented research methods
  • Developing better engineering practice in novel application domains such as for cloud and cyberphysical systems
  • Constructing a sharable knowledge-base to aid education of students, design of novel systems and the development of automated design tools
  • Innovative applications of design patterns to pattern recognition and big data


  • Presents the state-of-the-art in the novel field of cyberpatterns
  • Demonstrates the application of patterns to cyber security and other key cyberspace domains
  • Supports the development of a sound scientific, engineering and mathematical foundation for cyberspace

This important new book provides an introduction to and coverage of the state-of-the-art of cyberpatterns, from a theoretical standpoint and via practical applications, bringing  together different interdisciplinary areas under one roof to portray a holistic view of the underlying principles and mechanisms of cyberpatterns.

Clive Blackwell is an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University specialising in cyber security and digital forensics

Hong Zhu is a Professor at Oxford Brookes University where he is Head of the Applied Formal Methods Research Group. He has a longstanding interest in design patterns and is the author of ‘Software design methodology: from principles to architectural styles’


Aspect Oriented Programming Attack and Defense Patterns Complex Event Processing Composition Patterns of Hacking Cyber Situational Awareness Design Patterns Design Space Enterprise Security Systems Formal Methods Memory Corruption Network Resilience and Multi-level Resilience Network Security Pattern Representation Policy Configuration Secure Component Composition / Secure Service Composition Software and Security Patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Blackwell
    • 1
  • Hong Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Communication TechnologiesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computing and Communication TechnologiesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04446-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04447-7
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