skip navigation

LIBRARY

Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 206233 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Test Results for Software Write Block Tools: RCMP HDL V0.7
Corporate Author: Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES)
United States of America
Date Published: August 2004
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8102
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Test/Measurement
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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; Equipment evaluation; NIJ grant-related documents; Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Note: NIJ Special Report; downloaded November 8, 2005.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=206233

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.