Risk Assessment in Systems of Systems

A System of Systems (SoS) is a collection of individual systems that come together to form a larger, more complex system, which is greater than the sum of its parts.  General research covering the broad topic of SoS exists, but appears to lack in relevant and suitable case studies to support the subject area, specifically when approaching Risk Assessment in complex SoS. When considering security risks in SoS contexts, we also need to account for multiple instance of risk assessments in individual systems.

This project is developing a tool-supported framework for evaluating risk in SoS, utilising an existing state-of-the-art solution using  CAIRIS, while determining how this tool could be used or enhanced to meet the needs of the project and future work, providing a quality solution for assessing risk in SoS.

Contacts: Duncan Ki-AriesShamal Faily, Huseyin DoganVasilis Katos

Funders: Bournemouth University, Dstl

Collaborators: Dstl

Related Publications

  • D. Ki-Aries, S. Faily, H. Dogan, and C. Williams, “System of Systems Characterisation assisting Security Risk Assessment,” in Proceedings of the IEEE 13th System of Systems Engineering Conference, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{kfdw18,
    author = {Duncan Ki-Aries and Shamal Faily and Huseyin Dogan and Christopher Williams},
    booktitle = {{Proceedings of the IEEE 13th System of Systems Engineering Conference}},
    title = {{System of Systems Characterisation assisting Security Risk Assessment}},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    note = {In Press},
    year = {2018}}
  • D. Ki-Aries, H. Dogan, S. Faily, P. Whittington, and C. Williams, “From Requirements to Operation: Components for Risk Assessment in a Pervasive System of Systems,” in Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Evolving Security & Privacy Requirements Engineering, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{kdfw17,
    Author = {Duncan Ki-Aries and Huseyin Dogan and Shamal Faily and Paul Whittington and Christopher Williams},
    Booktitle = {{Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Evolving Security \& Privacy Requirements Engineering}},
    Title = {{From Requirements to Operation: Components for Risk Assessment in a Pervasive System of Systems}},
    Publisher = {IEEE},
    Year = {2017}}
  • D. Ki-Aries, S. Faily, H. Dogan, and C. Williams, “Re-framing “The AMN”: A Case Study Eliciting and Modelling a System of Systems using the Afghan Mission Network,” in Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2017, p. 103–108.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{ksdw17,
    Author = {Duncan Ki-Aries and Shamal Faily and Huseyin Dogan and Chris Williams},
    Booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science}},
    Pages = {103--108},
    Publisher = {IEEE},
    Title = {{Re-framing ``The AMN'': A Case Study Eliciting and Modelling a System of Systems using the Afghan Mission Network}},
    Year = {2017}}