A BPMN Extension for the Modeling of Security Requirements in Business Processes

Alfonso RODRIGUEZ  Eduardo FERNANDEZ-MEDINA  Mario PIATTINI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E90-D   No.4   pp.745-752
Publication Date: 2007/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
security requirement,  business process,  BPMN,  

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Summary: 
Business Processes are considered a crucial issue by many enterprises because they are the key to maintain competitiveness. Moreover, business processes are important for software developers, since they can capture from them the necessary requirements for software design and creation. Besides, business process modeling is the center for conducting and improving how the business is operated. Security is important for business performance, but traditionally, it is considered after the business processes definition. Empirical studies show that, at the business process level, customers, end users, and business analysts are able to express their security needs. In this work, we will present a proposal aimed at integrating security requirements through business process modeling. We will summarize our Business Process Modeling Notation extension for modeling secure business process through Business Process Diagrams, and we will apply this approach to a typical health-care business process.