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  NCJ Number: NCJ 206233   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Test Results for Software Write Block Tools: RCMP HDL V0.7
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES)
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2004
  Page Count: 85
  Annotation: This report presents results from testing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hard-Disk Write Lock V0.7 (RCMP HDL) against the Software Write Block Tool Specification & Test Plan Version 3.0.
  Abstract: The latter specification requires that the top-level tool not allow a protected drive to be changed, not prevent the obtaining of any information from or about any drive, and not prevent any operations to a drive that is not protected. The test cases were selected from Software Write Block Tool Specification & Test Plan Version 3.0. All 40 test cases defined in the specification were applied to HDL V0.7. Test results are presented by mandatory assertions and optional assertions. The description of the testing environment encompasses the characteristics of test computers, hard disk drives, support software, and run protocol selection. When tested against the requirement that the tool should not allow a protected drive to be changed, the HDL V0.7 did not block all commands that could change protected drives in some test cases performed. Regarding the requirement that the tool not prevent obtaining any information from or about any drive, the HDL V0.7 allowed commands to obtain information from the protected drives for all test cases run, except for one command in the information category; the read drive type (0x15) command was always blocked on protected drives. With respect to the requirement that the tool not prevent any operation to a drive that is not protected, the HDL V0.7 always allowed any command to access any unprotected drives for all test cases performed. Extensive tables
  Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
  Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security ; Computer software ; Royal Canadian Mounted Police ; Equipment evaluation ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Test/Measurement
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: NIJ Special Report; downloaded November 8, 2005.
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