Software issues for software products

  • Quentin Pouplard

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


Security seems to be an important concem for a growing number of applications. This document intends to clarify this idea by analysing the market situation regarding security. This analysis is done from the buyer's (and user's) point of view, but also from the seller's (and developer' s) point of view. Two aspects are analysed: the economical aspect and the technological aspect. The second part focus on the exploration of a development methodology for securing
application (the ISO norm known as "Common Criteria") allowing developers to formalize the security needs and buyers (users) to get a better idea of how secure a product can be. The main purpose is to get more secure applications and more structured informations regarding an application security. An evaluation of this methodology is made to discover the advantages and potential drawbacks bound with its application
Date of Award2004
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJean RAMAEKERS (Supervisor)

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