Motivation and Objectives

In today’s increasingly interconnected software-intensive systems, analyzing, implementing and maintaining security and cybersecurity requirements involves people, software, hardware, data, and integration of all these aspects with the physical world. Achieving a truly secure software system requires planning for security from ground up, and continuously assuring that security is maintained across the development lifecycle and after deployment during operations when software evolves. Given the increasing complexity of software systems, new application domains, dynamic and often critical operating conditions and fast moving markets which put pressure on software vendors, building secure systems from ground up becomes even more challenging. Security-related issues have previously been targeted in software engineering sub-communities and venues.

Therefore, SEAD 2018 aims to bring the research and practitioner communities of requirements engineers, security experts, architects, developers, and testers together to identify challenges and formulate solutions related to designing, implementing and maintaining secure software systems. The workshop acknowledges the multi-and cross-disciplinary nature of security and that engineering for security requires engineering/technical skills, but also an understanding of how users and those who develop for users understand and perceive security (including psychological, social/human aspects).