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NCJ Number: 89655 Find in a Library
Title: Data Security and Data Processing, Volume 5 - Study Results TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc) Systems
Corporate Author: IBM
Data Processing Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 311
Sponsoring Agency: IBM
White Plains, NY 10604
Publication Number: G320-1375-0
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents several papers studying computer system security technology, threats and vulnerabilities in a computer system, requirements for secure operating systems, issues of secure computer system certification, and automated aids for secure systems.
Abstract: The papers address methods for assuring computer system security by considering basic elements of protection (i.e., isolation, controlled access, and identification) and issues involved in certifying a system as secure (i.e., semantic, technological, and administrative). They review design approaches available to achieve these elements of protection and discuss problems involved in failure testing. One paper reviews security considerations for computer hardware and software and illustrates major weaknesses in contemporary operating systems. Security threats and security verification techniques are described. The papers suggest that better system design would be helpful in testing and verifying systems. Future efforts in this area should be spent on model development, production methodology, and automated test tools. Diagrams, tables, and chapter references are supplied. For individual papers, see NCJ 89656-60.
Index Term(s): Computer crime prevention measures; Computer hardware systems; Computer privacy and security; Computer program models; Computer software; Testing and measurement; Threat assessment
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