|Conference:||Verification Futures 2017 (click here to see full programme)|
|Speaker:||John Colley (Research Fellow) University of Southampton|
|Presentation Title:||Safety and Security Considerations for Software and Digital Hardware Verification|
|Abstract:||Safety and Security are considered to be distinct specialisms, with typically separate functions within the organisation. However, in order to verify that the software and hardware components meet the safety and security constraints derived by system analysis, it is necessary that the verification effort considers these constraints as a whole. Safety and security are emergent properties of the system, their needs often conflict and it is not satisfactory to consider their requirements separately and in isolation from the overall requirements of the system.
We present an approach, based on the airborne systems standard, DO-178C and its formal methods supplement, DO-333, that uses system analysis and formal modelling at the abstract level to verify that the system hazards and vulnerabilities can be mitigated successfully in the system architecture. We also consider the requirements for independence in the verification approach, which is important in safety critical applications, but even more so when security is a factor.
|Speaker Bio:||John Colley has twenty years of experience in the development of EDA tools for simulation, test generation, code coverage and model checking. He is now Involved in the ongoing development of verification and validation methods for high-consequence systems, both formal and simulation based, in the defence, rail and semiconductor sectors.
Since 2010 John has been a Research Fellow at the Electronic and Software Systems Group of the University of Southampton where he coordinates the ADVANCE(287563) FP7 project (Advanced Design and Verification Environment for Cyber-physical System Engineering).