Computer Security - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123576507, 9781483218373

Computer Security

1st Edition

Authors: David K. Hsiao Douglas S. Kerr Stuart E. Madnick
Editors: Robert L. Ashenhurst
eBook ISBN: 9781483218373
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1979
Page Count: 318
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Computer Security provides information pertinent to the growing concern with computer security and privacy, extending beyond the conventional military requirement to cover the entire civilian and business community. This book discusses the approaches to ensure the integrity of stored data. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the relationships between privacy issues and security measures. This text then provides a discussion on privacy issues, legislative measures, and their implications on security. Other chapters consider the technical implications of the enactment of privacy legislation and explain the control of access required by the privacy legislation. This book discusses as well the internal policies and procedures of operational security, which is adopted by management to ensure the security of their data and computer installation. The final chapter deals with optimizing database management system to facilitate the use of data effectively and efficiently. This book is a valuable resource for technical managers.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Privacy and its Technical Implications on Security

2.1 Background

2.2 Legislation

2.3 Cost of Privacy

2.4 Future Developments

2.5 Technical Implications for Security

2.6 Postscript


Chapter 3 Operational Security

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Operational Considerations

3.3 Organizational Impact

3.4 Economics

3.5 Security Objectives and Accountability

3.6 Postscript


Chapter 4 Physical Security

4.1 Against Natural Disasters

4.2 Against Intruders

4.3 Identification and Authentication

4.4 Against Electronic and Electromagnetic Tampering

4.5 Postscript


Chapter 5 Hardware Security

5.1 Memory Protection

5.2 Multiple Execution States

5.3 Microprocessors a s Security Aids

5.4 Minicomputers as Security Controllers

5.5 Hardware Realization of Operating System Features

5.6 Summary Remarks

5.7 Postscript


Chapter 6 Cryptographic Transformations

6.1 Cryptography

6.2 Cryptographic Transformation Systems

6.3 Postscript


Chapter 7 Operating System Security

7.1 Surveillance

7.2 Access Control

7.3 Isolation

7.4 Design and Implementation of Secure Operating Systems

7.5 Postscript


Chapter 8 Database Security

8.1 Access Decisions

8.2 Access Paths

8.3 Access Authorization and Resolution

8.4 Implementation and Placement of Security Features

8.5 Postscript


Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

David K. Hsiao

Douglas S. Kerr

Stuart E. Madnick

About the Editor

Robert L. Ashenhurst

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