A Requirements Engineering-Based Approach for Evaluating Security Requirements Engineering Methodologies

  • Sravani Teja BulusuEmail author
  • Romain Laborde
  • Ahmad Samer Wazan
  • Francois Barrère
  • Abdelmalek Benzekri
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 738)


The significance of security requirements in building safety and security critical systems is widely acknowledged. However, given the multitude of security requirements engineering methodologies that exists today, selecting the best suitable methodology remains challenging. In a previous work, we proposed a generic evaluation methodology to elicit and evaluate the anticipated characteristics of a security requirements engineering methodology with regards to the stakeholders’ working context. In this article, we provide the empirical evaluation of three security requirements engineering methodologies KAOS, STS and SEPP with respect to the evaluation criteria elicited for network SRE context. The study show that none of them provide good support to derive network security requirements.


Security requirements engineering Evaluation methodology 



This work is part of project IREHDO2 funded by DGA/DGAC. The authors thank the security experts at Airbus and the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sravani Teja Bulusu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Romain Laborde
    • 1
  • Ahmad Samer Wazan
    • 1
  • Francois Barrère
    • 1
  • Abdelmalek Benzekri
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIT/Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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