Basic concepts and taxonomy of dependable and secure computing

  title={Basic concepts and taxonomy of dependable and secure computing},
  author={Algirdas Avizienis and Jean-Claude Laprie and Brian Randell and Carl E. Landwehr},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing},
This paper gives the main definitions relating to dependability, a generic concept including a special case of such attributes as reliability, availability, safety, integrity, maintainability, etc. Security brings in concerns for confidentiality, in addition to availability and integrity. Basic definitions are given first. They are then commented upon, and supplemented by additional definitions, which address the threats to dependability and security (faults, errors, failures), their attributes… CONTINUE READING
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