Accession Number : ADA324232

Title :   Report to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Descriptive Note : Final special rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Ellis, James ; Fisher, David ; Longstaff, Thomas ; Pesante, Linda ; Pethia, Richard

PDF Url : ADA324232

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report was written for the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Based on the experience of the CERTSM Coordination Center, we identify threats to and vulnerabilities of the Internet and estimate the cascade effect that a successful, sustained attack on the Internet would have on the critical national infrastructures set out in Executive Order 13010. Finally, we discuss the implications for public policy and make specific recommendations.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *INTERNET, POLICIES, ATTACK, REPORTS, PROTECTION, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE