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A taxonomy of Security by Design principles

This step introduces Benzel et al’s (2005) comprehensive set of principles

Benzel et al. (2005) presented a useful taxonomy of security design principles well before more sophisticated web applications, and systems were developed.

Watch this video for an explanation of the taxonomy.


Read the introduction and ‘Security Design Principles Overview’ section of the following article (pages 1 to 4), and pay particular attention to ‘Figure 1. Taxonomy of security design principles’ and taxonomy categories.

Benzel, TV, Irvine, CE, Levin, TE, Bhaskara, G, Nguyen, TD & Clark, PC 2005, Design principles for security, ResearchGate, January 2005.

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