Date Added: Jul 2011
Security of the software systems has assumed great importance in this digital era and therefore the necessity of incorporating security features early in the software life cycle need not be emphasized. In present day security mechanisms, threats are identified using threat modeling process and remedial measures are adopted for mitigation of each threat to the system. However this solution of threat avoidance may not be optimal. This paper proposes Optimal Countermeasures Identification Method (OCIM) for finding optimal set of countermeasures required for avoiding threats to a software system.