E-business has been growing very quickly during recent years because of the evolution of the Web. Consequently, expectations with respect to the security of e-business systems have considerably increased. But many software designers do not possess the required expertise to choose between security alternatives. Moreover, knowledge about security technologies has not been captured in a format that is easily understandable for designers. In order to help such designers better understand the spectrum of security issues and technologies, we propose a comprehensive view of this domain organized using 'shearing layers' (which are differentiated by their rate of change). Also, we provide feature diagrams to capture variability across two essential security issues in the domain of e-business systems. The conceptualizations we offer should facilitate a designer's comprehension of these security issues and ultimately lead to more secure architectures for e-business due to a better understanding of available alternatives.

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Keywords Architecture design, E-business, Feature diagram, Security technologies
Conference International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2007, IMECS 2007
Citation
Chen, H. (Hao), & Corriveau, J. (2007). Security features and technologies for e-business architecture design. Presented at the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2007, IMECS 2007.