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Evaluating the Impact of Software Security Tactics: A Design Perspective

Mamdouh Alenezi1, Abhishek Kumar Pandey2, Richa Verma3, Mohd Faizan2, Shalini Chandra3, Alka Agrawal2, Rajeev Kumar2,4,*, Raees Ahmad Khan2
1 College of Computer and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Information Technology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Computer Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Computer Application, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
* Corresponding Author: Rajeev Kumar. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 66(3), 2283-2299.

Received 11 August 2020; Accepted 05 October 2020; Issue published 28 December 2020


Design architecture is the edifice that strengthens the functionalities as well as the security of web applications. In order to facilitate architectural security from the web application’s design phase itself, practitioners are now adopting the novel mechanism of security tactics. With the intent to conduct a research from the perspective of security tactics, the present study employs a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making approach named fuzzy analytic hierarchy process-technique for order preference by similarity ideal solution (AHP-TOPSIS) method for selecting and assessing multi-criteria decisions. The adopted methodology is a blend of fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (fuzzy AHP) and fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity ideal solution (fuzzy TOPSIS). To establish the efficacy of this methodology, the results are obtained after the evaluation have been tested on fifteen different web application projects (Online Quiz competition, Entrance Test, and others) of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. The tabulated outcomes demonstrate that the methodology of the Multi-Level Fuzzy Hybrid system is highly effective in providing accurate estimation for strengthening the security of web applications. The proposed study will help experts and developers in developing and managing security from any web application design phase for better accuracy and higher security.


Web application; software security; security tactics; fuzzy AHP; fuzzy TOPSIS

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M. Alenezi, A. Kumar Pandey, R. Verma, M. Faizan, S. Chandra et al., "Evaluating the impact of software security tactics: a design perspective," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 66, no.3, pp. 2283–2299, 2021.

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