Accession Number : AD0650810

Title :   SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ware,Willis H.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Computer systems operating with classified military information and those handling private or sensitive information are contrasted in terms of: controlling user access; incentives to penetration; hardware requirements; file access and protection; overall philosophy of system organization; certifying authorities; magnitude and seriousness of penetration efforts; security and protection of communication circuits. Generally speaking, similar hardware-software and systems precautions must be taken. The essential distinctions are in the legal framework, value of information, magnitude of resources for both protection and penetration, and in communications security. The all-important difference is that the users of a computer-private network may not be subject to a common authority and discipline, or that these forces may be inadequate to deter deliberate attempts at penetration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), DATA PROCESSING, CLASSIFICATION, VULNERABILITY, PROTECTION, REMOTE CONTROL, TIME SHARING

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE