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Security Controls for Computer Systems

Report of Defense Science Board Task Force on Computer Security

by Willis H. Ware

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Abstract

The widespread use of resource-sharing systems has introduced new complexities to the old problem of safeguarding computer-resident classified information. This report enumerates specific hardware, software, administrative, and operational safeguards to protect classified information in multi-access, resource-sharing computer systems. It is intended as a general introduction to the problem of security controls in computer systems and a guide to system designers and programmers, system implementers, and operational personnel.

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