Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Mansour Zand

Second Advisor

Dr. Harvey Siy

Third Advisor

Dr. Robin Gandhi


We have to realizing that information is the most important asset. We are at a stage where the information is not only becoming a valuable asset but also the volume of it is increasing at a rapid rate. Modern Enterprises are now working hard to ensure the proper storage, availability and integrity of this information. So we are having the information assurance discipline which is focusing on preservation of information confidentiality, integrity and availability in all of the informations’ various state. We have the information security patterns. But we have to realize that we have to design the Information assurance patterns which can be reusable solutions of addressing information assurance in enterprise-level information engineering. In this paper we are going to propose five Information Assurance patterns based on meta-modelling. And then we will be integrating the exisitng security ontology to the derived Information Assurance patterns. By this we can get the benefits of using patterns and at the same time we can use the concept of security ontology in our Information Assurance Patterns.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2012 Aniruddha Bhaumik.

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