International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP)

International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP)

Formerly International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)
Editor-in-Chief: Hossain Shahriar (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 2 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2018
ISSN: 2640-4265|EISSN: 2640-4273|DOI: 10.4018/IJSSSP


The International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP) publishes original research on the security concerns that arise with systems and software. IJSSSP promotes the idea of developing security-aware software systems from the ground up. This journal examines the software security from a software engineering perspective and addresses technical, as well as managerial aspects of secure software engineering. IJSSSP includes all aspects of systems and software security in the development, deployment, and management processes of software systems.

Topics Covered

  • Aspect-oriented software development for secure software
  • Build security in (BSI)
  • Dependable systems
  • Experience related to secure software systems
  • Global security systems
  • Maintenance and evolution of security properties
  • Metrics and measurement of security properties
  • Process of building secure software
  • Programming security
  • Relationships between security and other quality concerns
  • Secure deployment of software applications
  • Security artifacts, evolution, and documentations
  • Security assurances, standards, and policies
  • Security audit and control
  • Security composition in component and service-based software
  • Security in software architecture and design
  • Security literacy and education
  • Security patterns
  • Security requirement engineering
  • Security testing and validation
  • Software protection
  • Software Security
  • Static and dynamic
  • Systems protection
  • Systems security

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP) is to provide a forum for software engineers and security experts to exchange innovative ideas in security-aware software systems and address security concerns related to systems and software. This journal discusses methods and applications of systematic, quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of secure software systems. IJSSSP addresses the problem of development duality between constructing a functional software system and constructing a secure system at the same time. Emphasizing security issues of software from a software engineering perspective, this journal promotes the idea that security issues must be an integral part in every phase of software development and advocates the development of security-aware software systems from the ground up. This journal facilitates promotion and understanding of the technical as well as managerial issues related to secure software systems and their development practices. Targeting researchers, academicians, software engineers, and field experts, this journal presents cutting-edge industry solutions in software engineering and security research.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Hossain Shahriar is the Associate Professor of Information Technology at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. His research interests include mobile and web security, EMR and healthcare security, malware analysis, automatic checking of vulnerabilities and mitigation, security education. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in IEEE/ACM conferences, journals and book chapters. Some of his research projects have been supported by various agencies including National Science Foundation (USA), USG Affordable Learning Georgia, NSERC (Canada). Dr. Shahriar has served as Program Chair (SIN 2016), Publication Chair (ACM SAC 2017-current, IEEE COMPSAC 2019- current), Workshop Chair (IEEE STPSA 2017 - current). He is also a Symposium Chair on Smart and Connected Health (in IEEE COMPSAC 2019).

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Martin Jaatun, SINTEF Digital, Norway ORCID
Associate Editors
Carol Woody, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Joseph Barjis, San Jose Stare University, United States
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, United States
Lin Deng, Towson University, United States ORCID
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria ORCID
Per Håkon Meland, SINTEF, Norway
Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia ORCID
Yun Bai, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Editorial Review Board
Achim Brucker, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Anh Nguyen, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway ORCID
Antonio Muñoz, University of Málaga, Spain
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Emin Tatli, TURKCELL, Turkey ORCID
George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
Gulshan Shrivastava, National Institute of Technology Patna, India ORCID
Hasan Yasar, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Jingyue Li, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jörn Eichler, Germany
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Koen Yskout, KU Leuven, Belgium ORCID
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom ORCID
Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Panagiotis Trimintzios, European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece
Pradeep Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India ORCID
Ronald Jabangwe, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ORCID
Sami Hyrynsalmi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Shailesh Rangari, NVIDIA Corporation, United States
Shamal Faily, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, United Kingdom
Stavros Simou, University of the Aegean ORCID
Timothy Chick, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Ville Leppänen, University of Turku, Finland


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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Hossain Shahriar
International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP)