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NCJ Number: 89498 Find in a Library
Title: Computer Security Standards for Government and Industry - Where Will They Come From?
Journal: Computer Security Journal  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1983)  Pages:71-76
Author(s): W H Ware
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The military establishment has a long history of respecting the need for protecting the information it deals with, and this has translated into a reasonable concern for computer security in all its aspects.
Abstract: For civilian government agencies, however, there has been until recently little concern for computer security and even less action. But with growing recognition of the need for computer security in government -- and also in the parallel areas of business and industry -- where is the leadership to come from? Who will set the standards? The author proposes that this be undertaken by the Institute of Computer Science and Technology, a part of the National Bureau of Standards which is uniquely qualified and situated to undertake this task. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security laws; Security standards
Note: Originally presented at a conference sponsored by the US Department of Defense
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