Accession Number : ADA266178
Title : A Security Architecture for Fault-Tolerant Systems
Descriptive Note : Special technical rept.
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Reiter, Michael ; Birman, Kenneth ; Van Renesse, Robbert
Report Date : 03 Jun 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Process groups are a common abstraction for fault-tolerant computing in distributed systems. We present a security architecture that extends the process group into a security abstraction. Integral parts of this architecture are services that securely and fault-tolerantly support cryptographic key distribution using novel techniques. We detail the design and implementation of these services and the secure process group abstraction they support. We also give performance figures for some common group operations.
Descriptors : *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY , *FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING , CRYPTOGRAPHY , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , SECURITY , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY
Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE