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Threat Modeling the Cloud: An Ontology Based Approach

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Threat Modeling the Cloud : An Ontology Based Approach. / Manzoor, S.; Vateva-Gurova, T.; Trapero, R.; Suri, Neeraj.

IOSec 2018: Information and Operational Technology Security Systems . ed. / A. Fournaris; K. Lampropoulos; E. Marin Tordera. Cham : Springer-Verlag, 2019. p. 61-72 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11398).

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Manzoor, S, Vateva-Gurova, T, Trapero, R & Suri, N 2019, Threat Modeling the Cloud: An Ontology Based Approach. in A Fournaris, K Lampropoulos & E Marin Tordera (eds), IOSec 2018: Information and Operational Technology Security Systems . Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11398, Springer-Verlag, Cham, pp. 61-72. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12085-6_6

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Manzoor, S., Vateva-Gurova, T., Trapero, R., & Suri, N. (2019). Threat Modeling the Cloud: An Ontology Based Approach. In A. Fournaris, K. Lampropoulos, & E. Marin Tordera (Eds.), IOSec 2018: Information and Operational Technology Security Systems (pp. 61-72). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11398). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12085-6_6

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Manzoor S, Vateva-Gurova T, Trapero R, Suri N. Threat Modeling the Cloud: An Ontology Based Approach. In Fournaris A, Lampropoulos K, Marin Tordera E, editors, IOSec 2018: Information and Operational Technology Security Systems . Cham: Springer-Verlag. 2019. p. 61-72. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12085-6_6

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Manzoor, S. ; Vateva-Gurova, T. ; Trapero, R. ; Suri, Neeraj. / Threat Modeling the Cloud : An Ontology Based Approach. IOSec 2018: Information and Operational Technology Security Systems . editor / A. Fournaris ; K. Lampropoulos ; E. Marin Tordera. Cham : Springer-Verlag, 2019. pp. 61-72 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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