Computers at Risk:: Safe Computing in the Information Age
Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, System Security Study Committee, National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Computers - 320 pages
Computers at Risk presents a comprehensive agenda for developing nationwide policies and practices for computer security. Specific recommendations are provided for industry and for government agencies engaged in computer security activities.
The volume also outlines problems and opportunities in computer security research, recommends ways to improve the research infrastructure, and suggests topics for investigators.
The book explores the diversity of the field, the need to engineer countermeasures based on speculation of what experts think computer attackers may do next, why the technology community has failed to respond to the need for enhanced security systems, how innovators could be encouraged to bring more options to the marketplace, and balancing the importance of security against the right of privacy.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
OVERVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS 7
Promulgate Comprehensive Generally 27
Gather Information and Provide Education 36
Fund and Pursue Needed Research 39
CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION SECURITY 49
1 Privacy 66
TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE SECURE COM 74
Export Controls as a Market Inhibitor 152
Consumer Awareness 159
1 Export Control Process 173
THE NEED TO ESTABLISH AN INFORMA 179
A New Notforprofit Organization 186
RESEARCH TOPICS AND FUNDING
CRITERIA TO EVALUATE COMPUTER AND 124
WHY THE SECURITY MARKET HAS NOT 143
List of Members of the Former Commission