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Formal Information-Flow Analysis of Component-Based Systems

The Project

A central question in IT Security is to ensure accessibility to sensible data for authorized people only. Furthermore, the use of component-based systems allows a modular design of software and inmproves the reusability of system parts.

Our goal is to perform security analysis of component-based systems during system design. We concentrate on confidentiality of information and aim for a correct method of analysis.

In cooperation with our project partner, we choose a real world example and provide a matching component model of the system. According to the system implementation, we refine the system into different parts and provide a specification reflecting the actual behaviour of the parts. Finally, we analyse the model with respect to security properties using methods from information-flow analysis.

The project is led by Prof. Bernhard Beckert and managed by Simon Greiner. It is part of the BMBF-funded Software Campus project. We cooperate with partners from DHL IT-Services.


Name Role Phone Email
Leader +49 721 608 44025 beckert1916044962Xfd4∂kit.edu
Manager +49 721 608 47318 simon.greiner142689352Xfd4∂kit.edu
Member +49 721 608 45268 daniel.grahl921759633Xfd4∂kit.edu
Member +49 721 608 43856 herda472315546Xfd4∂kit.edu

funded by; in cooperation with:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Deutsche Post DHL