In Cyber-Space No One Can Hear You S\(\cdot \)CREAM

A Root Cause Analysis for Socio-Technical Security
  • Ana Ferreira
  • Jean-Louis HuynenEmail author
  • Vincent Koenig
  • Gabriele Lenzini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9331)


Inspired by the root cause analysis techniques that in the field of safety research and practice help investigators understand the reasons of an incident, this paper investigates the use of root cause analysis in security. We aim at providing a systematic method for the security analyst to identify the socio-technical attack modes that can potentially endanger a system’s security.


Root Cause Analysis Security analysis Socio-technical security 



This research is supported by FNR Luxembourg, project I2R-APS-PFN-11STAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Ferreira
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Huynen
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vincent Koenig
    • 2
  • Gabriele Lenzini
    • 2
  1. 1.CINTESISUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.SnT and COSAUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourg CityLuxembourg

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