A conceptual redesign of a modelling language for cyber resiliency of healthcare systems

Myrsini Athinaiou, Haris Mouratidis, Theo Fotis, Michalis Pavlidis

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Security constraints that enforce security requirements characterize healthcare systems. These constraints have a substantial impact on the resiliency of the final system. Security requirements modelling approaches allow the prevention of cyber incidents; however, the focus to date has been on prevention rather than resiliency. Resiliency extends into the detection, mitigation and recovery after security violations. In this paper, we propose an enhanced at a conceptual level that attempts to align cybersecurity with resiliency. It does so by extending the Secure Tropos cybersecurity modelling language to include resiliency. The proposed conceptual model examines resiliency from three viewpoints, namely the security requirements, the healthcare context and its implementational capability. We present an overview of our conceptual model of a cyber resiliency language and discuss a case study to attest the healthcare context in our approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Security - ESORICS 2019 International Workshops, CyberICPS, SECPRE, SPOSE, and ADIoT, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publicationIn conjunction with ESORICS 2019
EditorsSokratis Katsikas, Sokratis Katsikas, Frédéric Cuppens, Nora Cuppens, Costas Lambrinoudakis, Stefanos Gritzalis, Christos Kalloniatis, John Mylopoulos, Annie Antón, Frank Pallas, Jörg Pohle, Angela Sasse, Weizhi Meng, Steven Furnell, Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030420482
ISBN (Print)9783030420475
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11980 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • security
  • Modelling language
  • Healthcare
  • Resiliency
  • Security


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