Ontology Editing Tool for Information Security and Human Factors Experts (2009)

Author(s): Mace JC, Parkin S, van Moorsel A

    Abstract: This paper explores the need for a collaborative editing tool to allow information security and human factors experts to capture their interrelated knowledge in a dedicated ontology. Population of such an ontology would enable organisations to make more well informed security policy decisions. Currently ontology development is facilitated by generic ontology editing tools which accommodate ontology experts, and not those individuals whose knowledge requires capture. Furthermore this process is time consuming, error prone and requires appropriate technical skills. We propose a graphical editing tool for an information security ontology which simplifies the current knowledge capture process. This tool allows information security and human factors experts to develop ontology content while removing the need for expertise in ontology construction and technologies. The tool is intuitive, requires no ontology configuration and provides mechanisms to guide users, thereby reducing the potential for errors. Once deployed our tool will allow domain experts to develop and extend the ontology, and organisations to tailor the ontology to their own requirements.

      • Date: September 2009
      • Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 15
      • Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Information Security Ontology, Ontology Editor, Human Factors, OWL


      John Mace
      Research Assistant

      Professor Aad van Moorsel
      Head of School, Professor