A Software Security Optimization Architecture (SoSOA) and its Adaptation for Mobile Applications

Amr Abozeid, AbdAllah Adel AlHabshy, Kamal ElDahshan

Abstract


Security attacks become daily news due to an exposure of a security threat in a widely used software. Taking software security into consideration during the analysis, design, and implementation phases is a must. A software application should be protected against any security threat such as unauthorized distribution or code retrieval. Due to the lack of applying a software security standard architecture, developers may create software that may be vulnerable to many types of security threats. This paper begins by reviewing different types of known software security threats and their countermeasure mechanisms. Then, it proposes a new security optimization architecture for software applications. This architecture is a step towards establishing a standard to guarantee the software's security. Furthermore, it proposes an adapted software security optimization architecture for mobile applications. Besides, it presents an algorithmic implementation of the newly proposed architecture, then it proves its security. Moreover, it builds a secure mobile application based on the newly proposed architecture.

Keywords


Reverse engineering; Security architecture; Security optimization; Software protection; Source code protection

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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