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: Martin Gilje Jaatun (SINTEF Digital, Norway)
Published: Quarterly |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

Martin Gilje Jaatun is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Digital (Trondheim, Norway). He graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1992, and received the Dr.Philos degree in critical infrastructure security from the University of Stavanger in 2015. Previous positions include scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Senior Lecturer in information security at the Bodø Graduate School of Business. His research interests include software security, security in cloud computing and security of critical information infrastructures. He is vice chairman of the Cloud Computing Association (, president of Cloud Security Alliance Norway, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Martin has published more than 70 technical papers, and edited several books.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, United States
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria ORCID
Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Per Håkon Meland, SINTEF, Norway
Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, United States
Carol Woody, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Achim Brucker, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Timothy Chick, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Jörn Eichler, Germany
Shamal Faily, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Sami Hyrynsalmi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, United Kingdom
Ronald Jabangwe, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ORCID
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Ville Leppänen, University of Turku, Finland
Jingyue Li, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Antonio Muñoz, University of Málaga, Spain
Anh Nguyen, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom ORCID
Gulshan Shrivastava, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Dr. Pradeep Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India
Emin Tatli, STM Defence Corp, Turkey
Hasan Yasar, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
Koen Yskout, KU Leuven, Belgium ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Martin Gilje Jaatun
International Journal of Systems and Software Security and Protection (IJSSSP)