Viewing Business-Process Security from Different Perspectives

Gaby Herrmann and Günther Pernul
International Journal of Electronic Commerce,
Volume 3, Number 3, Spring 1999, pp. 89.
Abstract: Security and integrity are crucial success factors in electronic commerce. This paper offers a framework that includes the security and integrity requirements of business processes in business- process execution. An important part of the framework is the modeling and refinement of security and integrity requirements. High-level security requirements of business processes are viewed from five different perspectives. The tasks involved in the different perspectives are described, and the modeling of security requirements is outlined by focusing on the example of the legal binding of contracts.

Key Words and Phrases: Business process, business-process reengineering, legal binding, security semantics.