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Obstructions in Security-Aware Business Processes

Analysis, Detection, and Handling

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This Open Access book explores the dilemma-like stalemate between security and regulatory compliance in business processes on the one hand and business continuity and governance on the other. The growing number of regulations, e.g., on information security, data protection, or privacy, implemented in increasingly digitized businesses can have an obstructive effect on the automated execution of business processes. Such security-related obstructions can particularly occur when an access control-based implementation of regulations blocks the execution of business processes. By handling obstructions, security in business processes is supposed to be improved. For this, the book presents a framework that allows the comprehensive analysis, detection, and handling of obstructions in a security-sensitive way. Thereby, methods based on common organizational security policies, process models, and logs are proposed. The Petri net-based modeling and related semantic and language-based research, aswell as the analysis of event data and machine learning methods finally lead to the development of algorithms and experiments that can detect and resolve obstructions and are reproducible with the provided software.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Julius Holderer

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About the author
Julius Holderer is a researcher in the area of security and compliance in business processes at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg (Germany). He is interested in information, IT, and cyber security, as well as policy and process modeling, process automation and mining.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Obstructions in Security-Aware Business Processes

  • Book Subtitle: Analysis, Detection, and Handling

  • Authors: Julius Holderer

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Vieweg Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-38153-0Published: 24 July 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-38154-7Published: 23 July 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 341

  • Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Systems and Data Security, Privacy, Security Services

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