CSSE Seminar Series

Utilizing the ArchiMate framework to model secure micromobility services


Gus Ellerm


University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:00:00 NZST in RM E16 - Engineering Core


Enterprise architects utilise modelling tools to delineate a business IT alignment with its business goals. These tools can be extended to provide benefits in related critical domains such as cyber security. Micromobility provides an interesting context to explore how EA is being used to model and provide governance over security aspects of IoT enabled vehicles.

Smart vehicles are becoming the go to solution for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) businesses providing an interesting combination of cyber security, physical security and safety concerns that micromobility enterprises need to govern.

The objective of this thesis is to identify the current state of the art surrounding the incorporation of security aspects into EA modelling languages (specifically ArchiMate), how these methods apply in the context of micromobility and finally, a proposition of an extension to the ArchiMate framework.


Gus is a computer science student currently studying towards my MSc at the University of Canterbury. He is interested in the security big picture, that is, methods and processes which govern and implement security solutions in infrastructure. Currently looking into starting a blog, spurred on by the NZX DDoS attacks in NZ. His thesis research is supervised by Miguel Morales and supported by the G B Battersby Trimble Scholarship