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NCJ Number: 89658 Find in a Library
Title: Requirements for Secure Operating Systems (From Data Security and Data Processing, Volume 5, P 75-205, 1974 - See NCJ-89655)
Author(s): F M Stepczyk
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 131
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper develops a comprehensive set of requirements, together with techniques for meeting them, which, when applied to a computer operating system, will serve as a basis for certifying that system as secure.
Abstract: It identifies the essential requirements and the vulnerabilities they are designed to shield and gives examples of various techniques to meet each requirement. Requirements are organized on three levels: security, installation, and technical. These requirements were developed by defining requirement criteria, considering system functions and types of threats, defining protection goals and elements, and surveying problem areas. Approximately 190 requirements are formulated, covering such areas as isolation, controlled access, identification, integrity, and surveillance. Diagrams, tables, and 121 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Computer crime prevention measures; Computer hardware systems; Computer privacy and security; Computer program models; Computer software; Threat assessment
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