Accession Number:

ADA024640

Title:

Security Kernel Evaluation for Multics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC MCLEAN VA FEDERAL SYSTEM OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a research project to engineer a security kernel for Multics, a general-purpose, remotely accessed, multiuser computer system. The goals are to identidy the minimum mechanism that must be correct to guarantee computer enforcement of desired constraints on information access, to simplify the structure of that minimum mechanism to make verification of correctness by auditing possible, and to demonstrate by test implementation that the security kernel so developed is capable of supporting the functionality of Multics completely and efficiently. The paper presents the overall viewpoint and plan for the project and discusses initial strategies being employed to define and structure the security kernel. This paper also appears in the Proceedings of the Association of Computing Machinery SIGOPS Fifth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles which was held at the University of Texas in November 1975.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE